Thursday, December 20, 2007

Gang Initiation at Wal-Mart Rumors, NC

The News & Observer [Raleigh, NC]
19 December 2007

Police refute gang initiation rumor

From Staff Reports

A rumor circulating in Durham about a gang initiation planned at a Wal-Mart appears to be an urban legend, police say. [...]

WWAY-TV [Wilmington, NC]
19 December 2007

Law enforcement: Wal-Mart rumor is urban legend

SHALLOTTE -- Rumors about gang initiation rituals that target women are circulating in Columbus and Brunswick Counties.

Every person NewsChannel 3 asked told a different version of this rumored ritual. The basic premise is that gang initiates need to kidnap and harm a single white woman in a parking lot or gas station in order to become members. [...]