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Re: [NTO] For What it is Worth

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  • phil
    Jerry, The man that sent it to me said the San Diego ( he lives there) police said it was real. They had the report and the report of the hoax theory. I know
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 19, 2000
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      Jerry,

      The man that sent it to me said the San Diego ( he lives there) police
      said it was real. They had the report and the report of the hoax theory.
      I know not.
      Phil E
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Jerry Treece" <jerry@...>
      To: <ntb-OffTopic@egroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, June 19, 2000 12:15 PM
      Subject: Re: [NTO] For What it is Worth


      > This is reported to be a hoax at
      http://urbanlegends.about.com/science/urbanlegends/.
      >
      > >>> "phil" <phil@...> 6/19/00 3:02:11 PM >>>
      > Forwarded Mail
      >
      >
      > Please read and forward to anyone you know who drives. My name is
      > Captain Abraham Sands of the Jacksonville, Florida Police Department. I
      > have been asked by state and local authorities to write this email in
      > order to get the word out to car drivers of a very dangerous prank that
      > is occurring in numerous states. Some person or persons have been
      > affixing hypodermic needles to the underside of gas pump handles. These
      > needles appear to be infected with HIV positive blood. In the
      > Jacksonville area alone there have been 17 cases of people being stuck
      > by these needles over the past five months. We have verified reports of
      > at least 12 others in various states around the country. It is believed
      > that these may be copycat incidents due to someone reading about the
      > crimes or seeing them reported on the television. At this point no one
      > has been arrested and catching the perpetrator(s) has become our top
      > priority. Shockingly, of the 17 people who where stuck, eight have
      > tested HIV positive and because of the nature of the disease, the others
      > could test positive in a couple years.
      > Evidently the consumers go to fill their car with gas, and when picking
      > up
      > the pump handle get stuck with the infected needle. IT IS IMPERATIVE TO
      > CAREFULLY CHECK THE HANDLE of the gas pump each time you use one. LOOK
      > AT EVERY SURFACE YOUR HAND MAY TOUCH, INCLUDING UNDER THE HANDLE. If you
      > do find a needle affixed to one, immediately contact your local police
      > department
      > so they can collect the evidence.
      > ***********PLEASE HELP US BY MAINTAINING A VIGILANCE AND BY FORWARDING
      > THIS EMAIL TO ANYONE YOU KNOW WHO DRIVES. THE MORE PEOPLE WHO KNOW OF
      > THIS THE BETTER PROTECTED WE CAN ALL BE
      >
      >
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      > Old school buds here:
      > http://click.egroups.com/1/5536/9/_/_/_/961441291/
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      > Remember four years of good friends, bad clothes, explosive chemistry
      > experiments.
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