Friday, January 4, 2008

M-13 Gang Initiation Rumor, North Carolina

Northwest Observer [Oak Ridge, NC]
4 January 2008

Gang Initiation Information Untrue, Sheriff's Department Says

GUILFORD COUNTY - An e-mail circulating about gang initiations in the area is false, according to the Guilford County Sheriff's Department.

"It is absolutely not true. It's basically an urban legend," says Col. Randy Powers of the sheriff's office. Powers says he has been inundated with calls regarding the alleged gang initiation in the area in which members of the M-13 gang pull up alongside cars at stop lights to ask for directions. When the vehicle's unsuspecting occupant rolls down the window to be of assistance, they are shot in the face as part of a gang initiation. [...]

WGHP-TV [High Point, NC]
4 January 2008

Gang-Related E-mail Stirs Fear Around the Piedmont

FOX8 News