Michigan State Police Uncover Arms Cache in Detroit-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
Michigan State Police discovered an arms cache of 200 semi-automatic rifles and 250,000 rounds of ammunition in a Detroit public housing project near a library.
Michigan State Police didn’t discover an arms cache in a Detroit public housing project.
The rumor, which first appeared on message boards in October 2014, appears to be a weak attempt at humor. After listing weapons, drugs and counterfeit money supposedly seized from the “arms cache” near a library — the post reports that Detroit residents were surprised to learn that there was a library in the community, not a large arms cache:
Huge Arms Cache Discovered in Detroit
Could anybody be surprised at that?
Michigan State Police have announced the discovery of an arms cache of 200 semi-automatic rifles with 250,000 rounds of ammunition, 10 anti-tank missiles, 4 grenade launchers, 2 tons of heroin, $12 million in forged bills and a ring of 14 prostitutes, all in a housing project behind the Detroit Public Library.
Detroit folks were stunned. A community organizer said: “We be shocked. We never knowed we had a library …’
The punch line of that racist joke was lost on people who truly believed that Michigan State Police had uncovered an arms cache in a public housing project in Detroit. Either they didn’t read all the way through the post, or they didn’t “get” the irony in people supposedly being surprised to learn that there’s a library in their community, but not surprised to learn of an arms cache.
The Michigan State Police has not reported finding an arms cache that include semi-automatic rifles, grenade launchers and heroin.