Monday, September 8, 2008

Gang Initiation: Rape (New Zealand)

Wairarapa Times-Age [New Zealand]
9 September 2008

That story about the man in the woman's car -- it's just a story

By Jamie Morton

Masterton police are playing myth-busters in a battle against an unfounded rumour causing widespread fear throughout the town.

The rumour, unrelated to any incident recently reported to police, described how a service station attendant warned a young female customer that a person had hidden in the back seat of her car while she was paying for petrol.

Various versions reported to the Times-Age claimed the incident had occurred at least two Masterton stations and claimed the stow-away was attempting to rape the young female customer to gain entry to gang. [...]