Sunday, February 17, 2008

Gang Initiation Rumor, Troy, Alabama

Troy Messenger [AL]
16 February 2008

Hoax e-mail causes scare

Matt Clower, The Messenger

An e-mail circulating through Troy about a would-be killer hiding in a woman's car at a gas station is simply not true, local authorities have said.

The e-mail was apparently forwarded widely among Troy residents on Friday. It relates an allegedly true incident of a man creeping into the back seat of a woman's car while she pumped gas at the Horizon gas station in Troy. The gas station attendant alerted the woman when she saw the man slip into the car. The police were called and they surrounded the vehicle. After his arrest, the man told police he'd intended to kill the woman as part of a gang initiation. [...]