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Post by Andy1964 » Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:21 pm
How true this is I don't know, am just passing it on as it certainly pays to be aware! Stay safe.

Sad, especially if you are inclined to 'help' people...


While driving on a rural roadway on Thursday morning, I saw an infant car seat on the side of the road with a blanket draped over it. For whatever reason, I did not stop, even though I had all kinds of thoughts running through my head. But when I got to my destination, I called the Police and they were going to check it out. But, this is what the Police advised even before they went out there to check....

"There are several things to be aware of ... Gangs and thieves are now plotting different ways to get a person (mostly women)to stop their vehicle and get out of the car.

"There is a gang initiation reported by the local Police Department where gangs are placing a car seat by the road...with a fake baby in it...waiting for a woman, of course, to stop and check on the abandoned baby.

"Note that the location of this car seat is usually beside a wooded or grassy (field) area and the person -- woman -- will be dragged into the woods, beaten and raped, and usually left for dead. If it's a man, they're usually beaten and robbed and maybe left for dead, too.


DO NOT STOP FOR ANY REASON!!!

DIAL 999 AND REPORT WHAT YOU SAW, BUT DON'T EVEN SLOW DOWN.

"IF YOU ARE DRIVING AT NIGHT AND EGGS ARE THROWN AT YOUR WINDSCREEN, DO NOT STOP TO CHECK THE CAR, DO NOT OPERATE THE WIPER AND DO NOT SPRAY ANY WATER BECAUSE EGGS MIXED WITH WATER BECOME MILKY AND BLOCK YOUR VISION UP TO 92.5%, AND YOU ARE THEN FORCED TO STOP BESIDE THE ROAD AND BECOME A VICTIM OF THESE CRIMINALS.

THIS IS A NEW TECHNIQUE USED BY GANGS, SO PLEASE INFORM YOUR FRIENDS AND RELATIVES.

THESE ARE DESPERATE TIMES AND THESE ARE UNSAVORY INDIVIDUALS WHO WILL TAKE DESPERATE MEASURES TO GET WHAT THEY WANT."

Please talk to your loved ones about this. This is a new tactic used. Please be safe.


As it says at the beginning, true or not, I don't know but it will make you think before acting on instinct.
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Post by kallis3 » Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:54 pm
Have to say that I'm inclined not to believe it. There have been an awful lot of these sort of warnings about before. It might be as well to check it out on Snopes or Hoax Slayer.
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Post by Skippy » Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:32 pm
I hope it's not true, but sadly I wouldn't put it past some people to do that. I've read on a few occasions about people who've stopped because they've seen something and then been mugged.
 
 

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Post by kallis3 » Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:40 pm
The one about the eggs is unlikely to be true (hoaxslayer) and if you just put your wipers on straightaway (no water) your screen will pretty much clear anyway.

Still looking for anything on the other one.
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Post by Andy1964 » Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:08 pm
Your suspicions were spot on Jan, I googled 'bogus baby in car seat' and found two reports of it being a HOAX from the good old U S of A late 2009.

On the subject of google, why when you type 'gullible' does it not give any results??
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Post by kallis3 » Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:52 am
[:D][:D]

99.9% of these 'warnings' are hoaxes. It's just scaremongering and I don't know what enjoyment they get out of it.
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