Walker police join Netflix in ‘Bird Box Challenge’ warning

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WALKER, Mich. (WOOD) — Walker police are joining Netflix in warning people against taking part in the “Bird Box Challenge,” which is making its way across social media.

Inspired by the Netflix hit, “Bird Box,” people who take part in the challenge must film themselves doing tasks while blindfolded.

“Not surprisingly, some of these have ended badly,” the Walker Police Department said Thursday.

So badly that Netflix felt obligated to weigh in on Twitter Wednesday:

“Can’t believe I have to say this, but: PLEASE DO NOT HURT YOURSELVES WITH THIS BIRD BOX CHALLENGE. We don’t know how this started, and we appreciate the love, but Boy and Girl have just one wish for 2019 and it is that you not end up in the hospital due to memes,” the company tweeted.

Walker police say they also feel obligated to advise people against taking part in the “Bird Box Challenge” because their department has to respond to the medical calls that could result.

“For example, driving or preparing dinner while blindfolded will end badly for you. We guarantee it. We haven’t had any challenge fails yet, and we’d like to keep it that way.

“But if you must hop on the bandwagon, perhaps just do so at home, kicked back in your recliner, wearing your blindfold while you “watch” the movie that inspired this latest fad,” The Walker Police Department stated on Facebook.

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