Don’t Drink Coca-Cola Products After September 5, 2002-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
A person allegedly lent a $1.50 to a Middle-eastern man who came up short on cash in a grocery store line in St. Louis. He thanked the person and said it was the first time he’d been treated with kindness since the Attack on America on September 11, 2001. To repay her, he said he would give her some valuable information: Don’t drink Coke products after September 5, 2002.
The police and FBI in St. Louis say there is no truth to this. It is one of many eRumors as the first anniversary of the Attack on America approached. It is also a common type of eRumor…someone being kind to a terrorist without knowing it and as a thank-you, getting a warning about pending terrorism. These stories also circulated after September 11, 2001 and prior to July 4, 2002.
Last updated 8/19/02