Serial Killer Uses a $5 Bill to Lure His Victims–Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
The email tells what is alleged to be a first-hand story of a citizen’s close encounter with what may have been a killer that is on the loose in Lafayette, Louisiana.
The witness says that at a gas station, he (or she) was approached by a clean-cut stranger who held a $5 bill up to his window and said he’d dropped it.
The man knew how much money was in his pocket and that he had not dropped any money so he refused to open the window. At that point, the stranger is described as starting to hit the window and door and screaming so the victim drove away. The email says the victim works in a jail, told his story to the authorities, and was informed that he may have encountered the South Louisiana killer.
There is no evidence that we can find that this story is true.
It’s like many other warning rumors that tell an unlikely story and with no identification of the writer or other details that could lead to verification.
It came into being during a scary period in Southern Louisiana where a killer is believed to have taken the lives of at least five women.
It is also one of many eRumors that warn of things like this happening at gas stations or in business parking lots.
Last updated 11/19/03