The Kansas City Star [MO]
30 July 2010
Urban legend tells tale about woman getting sick from drug-laced paper
By TONY RIZZO
The Kansas City Star
A man’s effort to give his phone number to a woman he found “cute” was behind a widely disseminated e-mail about an incident in south Kansas City.
According to e-mail rumors, the incident involved a piece of paper laced with a drug that made the woman ill when she touched it — a scenario similar to previous “urban legends” in other jurisdictions.
Such a scenario was “highly, highly unlikely,” Kansas City Police Chief Jim Corwin reported on his online blog Friday. [...]
Chief Corwin's Blog
Kansas City Missouri Police Department
Friday, July 30, 2010
What really happened in e-mail that's going around
A scary e-mail about an incident in Kansas City has been making the rounds the last few days that bears a striking similarity to a popular urban legend. However, I did want to let you know that this incident really did happen, but we want to clarify some of the more scary parts. [...]