Violent Gang Initiation Warning at Wal-Mart-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
Forwarded emails and text messages warning of a gang initiation at at Wal-Mart where three women will be killed.
A sudden wave of emails and text messages hit the super information highway around March 17th warning that there will be a gang initiation of at various Wal-Mart locations where three women will be killed.
Various police agencies have been contacted by news agencies and this warning is believed to be an old 2005 eRumor that has resurfaced. Although agencies considered this to be a hoax, some said that they are taking extra precautions.
Various examples received 03/19/09
“Catherine just called me from work (4:15 pm Wednesday) The mom of someone who Cat works with at Twin Cities had called them and told them that reps with the Police Dept. had come out to Vo-Tech today to caution anyone from going to Wal-mart this evening. They had gotten word that there was going to be a gang initiation this evening where 3 women would be killed.
I am not usually in the panic mode BUT I would rather spread this info in time and find out later that it was a hoax rather than the other way around.”
from a woman in Shreveport, Louisiana—today.
Someone close to me informed me that a friend who is married to a policeman told her not to go to Walmart tonight because 3 women will be killed at Walmart. How horrible… God help us!!!
Sent you a text message about shopping at Wal-Mart today/ tonight because there’s a gang iniation and 3 women will be shot. This is no joke so tell everyone you know.
This just came in from a friend at Miami Dade County Police Department. So it’s TRUE
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 14:28:45 +0000
I just got a call from my sister letting me know that she heard there is a gang conducting an initiation which requires the abduction and murder of 3 people at different Walmart stores in the next 4 days. Don’t know how true this might be, however, either way please be careful when going there to shop. Better safe than sorry.