So I get this panicky e-mail from her the other day because some friend of hers sent her an e-mail and she wanted to alert my wife. The e-mail says to watch out for gang members who are placing car seats with fake babies in them beside the road, waiting for concerned women drivers to pull over and investigate so that the can be abducted and raped. The second was that they're throwing eggs on car windshields because the composition of eggs makes it impossible for wiper fluid to wash off thereby forcing defenseless women to stop and get out of their car to clean it off thereby leading to more rapey shenanigans. And the last part of the e-mail was a warning saying to never pull over for an unmarked police car without first dialing 112 to make sure that it's really a police officer and not a...you guessed it, rapist. According to her "sources" 112 is some sort of dedicated line that cell phone users can call to find out if the car behind you really is a police officer.
"Nice but too bad those are internet myths. The baby seat one for example dates back to at least 2009 in Tennessee. The state actually posted a notice online debunking it. Here's that link -> http://news.tennesseeanytime.org/node/4186
The same is true of the others.
Tests have shown that windshield wiper fluid is more then capable of clearing enough egg from one's view to allow them to continue driving to a safe location. Here's some links to those tests:http://www.hoax-slayer.com/egg-windshield-robbery.shtmlhttp://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/eggthrow.asp
And lastly 112 is not...I repeat NOT a valid emergency number in the United States. It is an emergency number in the UK where this myth first started. Although it is sound advice to not pullover blindly for unmarked police cars, the solution is to call 911 and not 112.
Tell your friend to look this stuff up on Google before spreading panic far and wide."
Your move Mom!!
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