Thursday, January 20, 2011

Infant Seat Ruse

Northumberland Today [Ontario, Canada]
20 January 2011

Baby seat e-mail a hoax


PORT HOPE -An e-mail was circulated to dozens of Port Hope residents, mainly women, recently warning drivers not to stop if they see an infant car seat on the side of the road. The e-mail is, in fact, a hoax. [...]

The Port Hope businessman who sent the e-mail to many local residents believing he was doing a good deed says seeing a baby seat could lead unsuspecting drivers to become victims. He says a friend was the victim of the infant seat ruse years ago in Stuttgart, Germany.

His friend stopped to check out the seat, was accosted by four men and was brutally beaten. His car was stolen, too. [...]