Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Lost Child Leads to Rape by Gang

El Paso Times [Texas]
19 January 2011

Sheriff's Office warns of lost child hoax

By Adriana M. Chávez / El Paso Times

El Paso County Sheriff's deputies are warning area residents about a hoax text circulating locally that claims to have originated from the sheriff's office.

The text warns recipients that if they come across a lost child asking for a ride home, to take that child to the nearest police station; and if the driver takes the child to the address he or she is requesting to be taken to, the driver will be raped by members of the Mara Salvatrucha gang. The text also claims the information has been verified by CNN and Fox News. [...]