Woman Held Hostage by Pillsbury Biscuit-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
A woman is discovered sitting in her car in a grocery store parking lot with her hands held behind her head. A customer asks the woman if she’s okay. She says that she’s been shot in the back of the head and has been sitting there for more than an hour holding her hands over the wound to keep her brains from falling out. Paramedics are called and they discover that what she thought was her brain is actually a huge wad of bread dough. They finally figure out that when she got into the driver’s seat, a Pillsbury Biscuit can exploded from the groceries she had placed in the back seat and between the sound of the explosion and the sensation of something hitting her head, she thought she had been shot and also thought the dough was her brains falling out.
This is a time-honored urban legend that has circulated for quite a while.
It was not published by the Associated Press and anyone with a news background can tell it is not written by a professional journalist.
For one thing, there is no location mentioned…a “must” for a legitimate news story.
There are some versions that mention the parking lot of a particular store and at least one version that says this happened in San Diego, but none of them has ever turned out to be true.