Thursday, January 29, 2009

Gang Initiation: Beating Up Car Occupants

http://ourtribune.com/article.php?id=6491

The Tribune [Humble, Texas]
28 January 2009

Humble police say e-mail about gang activity near U.S. Highway 59 is a hoax

Robert Kleeman

A widely-distributed e-mail that warns readers about a violent gang initiation at the FM 1960 and U.S. Highway 59 McDonald's and Toys R' Us is fraudulent, Humble Police Department Lt. Jay Wrobliske said.

The message describes an activity in which a gang targets an unsuspecting driver in a parking lot or drive-thru late at night by blocking him or her in on both sides with SUVs. The gang members then capture the driver and any passengers and beat them so badly that their faces are unrecognizable when they are sent to the area hospital. [...]

[Two e-mail texts are included in the article.]

http://ourtribune.com/article.php?id=6509

The Tribune [Texas]
2 February 2009

E-mail about gang bump-and-rob a hoax

Robert Kleeman

A widely-distributed e-mail that warns readers about a violent gang initiation at the FM 1960 and U.S. Highway 59 McDonald’s and Toys R’ Us is an embellishment on a road rage incident that happened in the area, Humble Police Department Lt. Jay Wrobliske said. [...]