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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:46 pm 
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I've just been emailed this by a friend. Thought I should share it with you all. Copied and pasted below.

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

DO NOT STOP FOR ANY REASON!!! DIAL 9-9-9 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 scam going on. The cashier will key in that you asked for cash back and then hand it to her friend who is the next person in the queue.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:55 pm 
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How spooky, I was telling my family about the first one only yesterday. Thanks for the reminder.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:03 pm 
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Or maybe not. :D

http://www.snopes.com/crime/gangs/carseat.asp

Snopes and other modern myth busting websites are good when you feel the need to check things out.

Locally we get the attempted child abduction rumour twice a year, as years 6 and 7 become independent.

The rumour mill then kicks in, and I get in trouble (my middle name :lol: ) for pointing out snopes or the facts on local police website.

There are far more good people than bad out there, we have to empower our kids with the stranger danger message but our kids and us parents should still enjoy life. :D


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:05 pm 
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check out snopes.com

it may well be an urban myth

http://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/eggthrow.asp

unfortunately these scares do the rounds


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:10 pm 
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Thank you both. Did know about the myth busting website but forgot to check before posting :oops:


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:13 pm 
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yoyo123 wrote:
check out snopes.com



:lol: :lol: Great minds, or we've seen it all before.

My favourite, because it was scary and plausible, was about a female at a petrol station.... :shock:


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:16 pm 
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stevew61 wrote:
My favourite, because it was scary and plausible, was about a female at a petrol station.... :shock:
It's not a myth, Steve. I have been known to visit petrol stations, and I don't think I am the only one. Be very afraid.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:17 pm 
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bromley mum wrote:
Thank you both. Did know about the myth busting website but forgot to check before posting :oops:


No problem, we are all here to help, best to share soonest with best intentions. :)


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:23 pm 
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Amber wrote:
stevew61 wrote:
My favourite, because it was scary and plausible, was about a female at a petrol station.... :shock:
It's not a myth, Steve. I have been known to visit petrol stations, and I don't think I am the only one. Be very afraid.


And drink gallons and flame throw to the heavens :lol: no wonder the stalker didn't hide in the back of your automobile at the gas station on highway 66. Handy hint look for non-localisms. :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:25 pm 
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stevew61 wrote:

Locally we get the attempted child abduction rumour twice a year, as years 6 and 7 become independent.

The rumour mill then kicks in, and I get in trouble (my middle name :lol: ) for pointing out snopes or the facts on local police website.


Ah, yes. A couple of years ago the one doing the rounds here was a warning to be on the lookout for the driver of a white van, or possibly a silver car (I leave it to your imagination as to the relative popularity of vehicles of these colours around here).

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There are far more good people than bad out there, we have to empower our kids with the stranger danger message but our kids and us parents should still enjoy life. :D


Of course, we warn our kids that unfortunately there are some people who are not looking out for their best interests, and that they should never go off with anyone they do not know (I advise them to go to the nearest shop and ask if they can wait inside whilst they contact us if they are worried). However, I was brought up by parents who could and did strike up conversations with folk in the unlikeliest of places, so also teach them that a bit of polite conversation hurts no-one - and that my favourite saying on the subject is that - on the whole - "strangers are friends you haven't met yet"

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