Using Baby Car Seats to Stop Motorists-Fiction!
Summary of the eRumor: This is a warning from the
Tennessee Department of Corrections that says it is National Gang Week
and gangs are attempting to stop motorists using an abandoned baby in a
car seat along the road.
The Truth: This is a hoax according to
the Department of Corrections in Tennessee who issued an official
statement on their website. The statement said that no such
warning was issued from anyone in the agency and it "cannot be supported
by current Department of Correction intelligence."
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
National Gang Week is starting: This
is their New target Method
While driving on any roads, If you see a baby car seat sitting on the
side of the road DO NOT STOP!!!! These are gangs targeting people,
especially women, to stop their vehicle to help a baby. They make this
baby look as if it has blood on itself or on its clothes, when you get
out of your vehicle in attempt to help, the gangs jump out from
cornfields or tall bushes. They have beaten women to near death, and
then continue to rape them with baseball bats and other torture methods.
This is not just a forward of information, it is within our area. If you
do happen to see a car seat DO NOT STOP CALL THE POLICE IMMEDIATELY!!
Please send this onto everyone you know.
(name removed by truthorfiction.com)
TN.Dept.Of Correction Central Dispatch
615-253-...... (phone number removed by truthorfiction.com)
615-401-.... (fax number removed by truthorfiction.com)