1. Flashing Headlights Gang Initiation : snopes.com ••••
Warning about gang members driving around with their headlights off, then killing anyone who flashes them.
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  ...Gang Way Lights Out! Lights Out! snopes updated From the archive Share - - Claim: Prospective new gang members...
  ...Claim: Prospective new gang members are being initiated by killing the drivers of cars who flash their headlights at them. Examples: [Collected...
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:28:23 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/gangs/lightsout.asp

2. TNT Car Club Gang Initiation : snopes.com ••••
Are members of the TNT Car Club running over motorcycle riders as part of a gang initiation?
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  ...Gang Way TNT Car Club Gang Initiation TNT Car Club Gang Initiation snopes updated From the archive Share - -...
  ...Claim: Members of the TNT Car Club are running over motorcycle riders as part of a gang initiation. Examples: [Collected via e-mail, October...
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:01:21 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/gangs/tntclub.asp

3. Halloween Gang Initiation : snopes.com
Are gang initiates planning to kill thirty or more women at Halloween 2008?
  ...Check out this article Halloween Gang Initiation. http://www.snopes.com/crime/gangs/halloween.asp Sent via snopes.com Send What's New Fact...
  ...Gang Way Halloween Gang Initiation Halloween Gang Initiation snopes updated From the archive Share - - Claim:...
  ...when entering or exited their cars because the gang "Bloods" for their initiation are ordering new members to kill at least 34 women before the end of...
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:04:32 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/gangs/halloween.asp

4. Gang Initiation - Ask Directions, Then Shoot : snopes.com
Are gang initiates ask women directions, then shooting them?
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  ...Gangs Wronged Directions Wronged Directions snopes updated From the archive Share - - Claim: Gang initiates ask...
  ...made aware of this gang through my job because of the likelihood that they may come in looking for work. Most of the members being initiated are between...
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:41:26 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/gangs/directions.asp

5. Genesee County Gang Initiation : snopes.com
Detroit-area gang initiates are planning to shoot a woman in the head at a gas station in Genesee County?
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  ...Gang Way Flint and Tinder Flint and Tinder snopes updated From the archive Share - - Claim: Detroit-area gang...
  ...police officer who works in the gang enforcement department released info that a Detroit gang is initiating new members and has requested that the...
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:41:29 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/gangs/genesee.asp

6. Gang Initiation by Chase Down : snopes.com
Are gang initiates attempting to force cars from the road in order to murder the occupants?
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  ...Gangs Deadly Chase Down Deadly Chase Down snopes updated From the archive Share - - Claim: Gang initiates are...
  ...women refueling their vehicles at gas stations having prospective gang members hide themselves in their cars so as to kidnap, rape and murder the women...
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:36:53 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/gangs/chased.asp

7. Gang Initiation : snopes.com
Are gang initiates flashing their headlights to get cars to pull over in order to murder their occupants?
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  ...Gangs Deadly Pullover Deadly Pullover snopes updated From the archive Share - - Claim: Gang initiates flash their...
  ...inbox in May 2006. Unlike its well-known predecessor, in which the gang members were the ones being flashed at, in the 2006 tale the prospective...
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:30:56 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/gangs/pullover.asp

8. Dallas Door Knock Gang Initiation : snopes.com
Are gang initiates in the Dallas area knocking on doors and shooting whoever answers.
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  ...Gang Way Ding Dong Dead Ding Dong Dead snopes updated From the archive Share - - Claim: Gang initiates in the...
  ...Gang initiation Hey I just heard that (per channel 8 news) gangs are now doing initiation by having the new members come knock on your door and when...
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:04:47 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/gangs/doorknock.asp

9. Buck Fifty Gang Initiation in New Jersey : snopes.com •••
Are gang initiates in New Jersey slashing victims' faces to 'get a buck fifty'?
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  ...Gang Way Buck Fifty Buck Fifty snopes updated From the archive Share - - Claim: Gang initiates in New Jersey are...
  ...One of our members came into the office today with over 100 stitches in his face. It was sliced from ear to mouth. He was at the corner of Sherman & Main...
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:41:27 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/gangs/buckfifty.asp

10. MS-13 Car Bump Initiation : snopes.com •••
Gang initiates are bumping their cars into others, then shooting whoever gets out of the bumped automobile?
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  ...Gang Way Car Bump Car Bump snopes updated From the archive Share - - Claim: Gang initiates are bumping their cars...
  ...(Monday) at 2230 hrs. and told me that there had been several MS-13 gang members hanging out in the PVA and in the store. She started having customers...
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:41:27 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/gangs/carbump.asp

11. I-68 and I-70 Gang Initiation Warning : snopes.com •••
Maryland gangs are engaging in a deadly initiation game that requires new members to steal cars and shoot motorists on highways.
  ...Claim: Maryland gangs are engaging in a deadly initiation game that requires new members to steal cars and shoot motorists on highways. Example:...
  ...This warning is being issued due to the knowledge that many blood members were ousted from Baltimore/DC area and are relocating to the Frederick,...
  ...and bring smaller gangs into their family. Persons posing as Hitch Hikers and Stranded Motorist are the first step to this "initiation game". Reports...
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:37:04 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/maryland.asp

12. Gang Targets Women at Wal-Mart : snopes.com •••
Are gang initiates under orders to kill a woman and small child in a Wal-Mart?
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  ...Gangs Wal-Martyred Wal-Martyred snopes updated From the archive Share - - Claim: Gang initiates must assault or...
  ...in mid-July 2005. No such murders or attempted murders were reported, no gang members were arrested, and no one spoke up about having planned to...
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:41:26 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/gangs/walmart.asp

13. Police Gang Warning - Dalton, Georgia : snopes.com •••
The Dalton (Georgia) police have warned local stores to be on the alert for gang initiation abductions.
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  ...Dalton (Georgia) police have warned local stores to be on the alert for gang initiation abductions. Example: [Collected via e-mail, May 2007]...
  ...Origins: Just like earlier rumors from 2005 that gang members were about to engage in alleged initiation rites involving the abduction and murder of...
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:46:33 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/gangs/dalton.asp

14. Thrown Brick Gang Activity : snopes.com •••
Gang members in Oklahoma City looking to rob or kill random victims throw rocks or bricks at cars in hope of getting motorists to stop?
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  ...Gang Way Brick Housed Brick Housed snopes updated From the archive Share - - Claim: Gang members in Oklahoma City...
  ...the possibility the assault on LaFave's vehicle was part of an initiation or other gang activity, Capt. McCool disavowed it as being such. In an...
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:41:28 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/gangs/brick.asp

15. Crime (Gang Way) : snopes.com •••
Legends about criminal gangs.
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  ...Gang Way snopes From the archive Share - - Gangs feature prominently in crime-related urban legends. Sneakers...
  ...are gang signs. Prospective new gang members are being initiated by killing the drivers of cars who flash their headlights at them. The gang known as...
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:37:16 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/gangs/gangs.asp

16. Gang Murder at Broadway Mall : snopes.com •••
Is the MS-13 gang planning to murder an innocent victim at the Broadway Mall in Hicksville?
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  ...Gang Way Gang Malling Gang Malling snopes updated From the archive Share - - Claim: The MS-13 gang is planning to...
  ...Some friends advised that MS-13 is seeking to initiate new members and they allegedly picked The Broadway Mall in Hicksville as the location to pick out...
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:41:29 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/gangs/mallmurder.asp

17. FALSE: National Gang Week — Bloody Car Seats : snopes.com •••
Gangs are not using bloody car seats to lure female motorists out of their vehicles as part of a 'National Gang Week' activity.
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  ...to be aware of .. gangs and thieves, are now plotting different ways to get a person to "stop" their vehicle. "There is a gang initiation reported by...
  ...gang initiation" legend). Gangs regularly target random, innocent victims for murder, typically as part of an initiation scheme for new members...
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:07:30 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/gangs/carseat.asp

18. Slasher Under the Car : snopes.com •••
Do thieves hid under people's cars to slash their ankles?
  ...Robbery is the usual motive for the attack, but gang initiation and rape turn up in some tellings. When it's rape, the victim is often dragged back under...
  ...is part of an initiation, in some versions the victim's instinctive reaching down to clutch her injured ankle gives the prospective gang member his...
  ...years, grown more and more into another tale about ruthless gang initiations. As inner city gang activity plays a greater part of the nightly news...
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:44:40 GMT http://www.snopes.com/horrors/robbery/slasher.asp

19. The Killer in the Backseat : snopes.com •••
A crazed killer is discovered hiding in the back seat of woman's car at a gas station.
  ...see her car door open and the guy slip out. The report is that the new gang initiation thing is to bring back a woman and/or her car. One way they are...
  ...those versions as a racist reaction to anxiety about being attacked by a member of a feared group: the lurking black man represents the perceived menace...
  ...2002, versions circulating on the Internet which involved prospective gang members looking to kidnap a woman for rape reappeared with surprising...
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:26:02 GMT http://www.snopes.com/horrors/madmen/backseat.asp

20. The Safe Harbor Initiative : snopes.com •••
Rumor: Blue lines painted on curbs signify a residence wherein a police officer can reliably find back-up.
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  ...Warning about gang members driving around with their ... Send us a rumor Go Follow snopes on Thank you for signing up: User@email.com Get Snopes...
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:37:14 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/bluestrip.asp

21. Payphone Poison : snopes.com •••
Are gang members putting a mixture of LSD and strychnine on pay phone buttons?
  ...Claim: Gang members all over the country are spreading a deadly mixture of LSD and strychnine on pay phone buttons. Example: [Collected on the...
  ...this is to warn everyone of a new thing happening in communities as a gang initiation and such. If you care about anyone, please forward this to them...
  ...is now working it's way to smaller towns. It seems that a new form of gang initiation is to go find as many pay phones as possible and put a mixture of...
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:31:11 GMT http://www.snopes.com/horrors/mayhem/payphone2.asp

22. Montgomery Rape Attempt : snopes.com •••
Are gang initiates in Montgomery, Alabama, sneaking into cars at service stations and raping white female motorists?
  ...Claim: Gang initiates in Montgomery, Alabama, are sneaking into cars at service stations and raping white female motorists. Examples: [Collected...
  ...out before the police got there. They also said it was probably a gang initiation. Please everyone, watch out. These two locations are very close...
  ...trying to keep it quiet, but that there is apparently a gang initiation going on where the member gets in the car of a white woman with plans to rape...
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:37:08 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/montgomery.asp

23. Rape Victims Lured by Children : snopes.com •••
Are rapists using little children who appear to be lost to lure victims?
  ...no matter what you do, DON'T go to that address. This is a new way for gang members to rape females. Please Forward this message to all! [Collected...
  ...station and ABSOLUTELY NOT to the to the address. This is a new way to gang rape girls. Please pass along this message in order to help make girls aware...
  ...A 911 call was initiated by a tomato. Alice Day Rumor: An annual pedophilia pride day, also known as ... Phoney Guns Have police discovered guns...
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:30:11 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/childlure.asp

24. Crime (Crime Warnings) : snopes.com •••
Warnings about criminals and criminal activity.
  ...Groups of gang members are committing robberies and carjackings in Round Rock, Texas. Hotel room keycards are encoded with personal information which...
  ...Maryland gangs are engaging in a deadly initiation game that requires new members to steal cars and shoot motorists on highways. E-mail describes an...
  ...Gang initiates in Montgomery, Alabama, are sneaking into cars at service stations and raping white female motorists. Propane tanks rendered dangerous...
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:28:20 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/warnings.asp

25. Mutilated Boy : snopes.com •••
Did a gang lure a little boy into a washroom and chop off his penis?
  ...Claim: A gang lures a little boy into a washroom and chops off his penis. Examples: [Smith, 1986] Out shopping one day with his mother in a...
  ...Christians as part of their gruesome initiation rituals. In most tellings, the child is set upon by a gang of attackers, though in a few isolated...
  ...legends is a racist or otherwise prejudiced one: certain "other" people — members of a feared minority — are out to get "our" children. "Blood simple"...
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:26:02 GMT http://www.snopes.com/horrors/parental/mutilate.asp

26. Wal-Mart Shopping Spree Scam : snopes.com •••
$200 Wal-Mart shopping spree for $3.49 processing charge?
  ...give out bank account or credit card numbers over the phone if you didn't initiate the call to a reputable, known company. Be very reluctant to do...
  ...Warning about gang members driving around with their ... Deadly Chase Down Are gang initiates attempting to force cars from the road in ... Mirror...
  ...Rumor: Gang members removing lug nuts from the tires of cars ... Send us a rumor Go Follow snopes on Thank you for signing up: User@email.com Get...
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:42:14 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/fraud/walmart.asp

27. Hitman Bribe Scam : snopes.com •••
Con artists present themselves as 'hitmen' already hired by others to kill you, then extort payment to not carry out the contract.
  ...I will extend it to any member of your family since you are aware that somebody want you dead, and the person knows some members of your family as well....
  ...Are gangs planning a multi-city murder spree in imitation of ... Scare Tires Rumor: Gang members removing lug nuts from the tires of cars ......
  ...Are gang initiates flashing their headlights to get cars to ... 911 Surrender Criminals accidentally dial 911 and turn themselves in? Dead Stupid...
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:42:15 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/fraud/hitman.asp

28. Grambo : snopes.com •••
Rumor: A gun-toting granny blew the testicles off the two men who raped her granddaughter.
  ...Warning about gang members driving around with their ... The Secret Language of Sneakers What's with all those shoes hanging in trees and from power...
  ...Are gang initiates attempting to force cars from the road in ... Bump and Crime Are police in Houston looking for robbers who bump the cars of ......
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:28:22 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/justice/grambo.asp

29. 'Card Not Present' Scams : snopes.com •••
Should vendors be wary of doing business with Nigerians who are looking to charge large purchases to credit cards?
  ...Rumor: Gang members removing lug nuts from the tires of cars ... The Jogger's Billfold Did a jogger unwittingly commit a theft? FALSE: Point and...
  ...Are gang initiates flashing their headlights to get cars to ... Pinched Cookies The old lady thought the cookies were hers. Send us a rumor Go...
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:36:51 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/fraud/cnp.asp

30. Gun-Toting Grannies : snopes.com •••
Did an old lady pull a gun on some black men she found sitting in her car?
  ...date 6 November 2001), Maxine Grey (played by Tyne Daly) pulls a gun on a gang of teens she finds sitting in her car, takes the car back from them, then...
  ...A 911 call was initiated by a tomato. Scare Tires Rumor: Gang members removing lug nuts from the tires of cars ... Reship of Fools Work at home...
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:14:19 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/justice/grannies.asp

31. Hispanic Leaders Speak Out! : snopes.com •••
Quotes from various Hispanic leaders and newspaper articles regarding U.S. immigrants
  ...to the L.A. Times, Orange County, California is home to 275 gangs with 17,000 members; 98% of which are Mexican and Asian. How's your county doing?...
  ...This is an excerpt from a statement made by Richard Alatorre (then a member of the Los Angeles City Council) at a Latino summit conference in Los Angeles...
  ...Congress Initiates President Obama's Impeachment Has Congress 'officially initiated President Obama's ... The Daily Planet Did NASA announce that...
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:04:34 GMT http://www.snopes.com/politics/quotes/hispanicleaders.asp

32. Hairy-Armed Hitchhiker : snopes.com •••
A helpful male stranger begging a ride at a shopping mall turns out to be a crazed killer.
  ...The Dublin criminal gang - The Westies are having an initiation ceremony at the moment for new members. It's aimed at women driving alone. They hang...
  ...woman gets into her car the guy holds her at knifepoint and takes her to be gang-raped. This is a serious message that came to me by my Father. He was...
  ...is going on at a shopping mall near you, or that the country is awash in gangs of rapists and serial killers using such ruses to lure unsuspecting women...
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:54:39 GMT http://www.snopes.com/horrors/madmen/hairyarm.asp

33. Wal-Mart Check Theft Scam : snopes.com •••
Accounts of check fraud being perpetrated at Walmart stores by employees and customers.
  ...Members of the public should not rely on information contained in the letter. As always, consumers are cautioned to take steps to limit disclosure of...
  ...them to banks for deposit, but by using them as authorizations to initiate electronic funds transfers (EFTs) and immediately returning them to customers....
  ...Warning about gang members driving around with their ... The Knockoff Pullover College student evades cop-impersonating rapist by dialing #77 ......
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:30:12 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/checktheft.asp

34. Planted Evidence : snopes.com •••
A letter from a clever jailed man results in his family's receiving help with the plowing from the police.
  ...was initiated by a tomato. The Paper Chase Warning claims parking lot carjackers are placing flyers or ... Scare Tires Rumor: Gang members...
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:30:17 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/clever/nowplant.asp

35. Flyers or $100 Bills on Car Windows Carjacking : snopes.com •••
Warning claims parking lot carjackers are placing flyers or $100 bills on the windows of cars, then taking the cars when drivers step out of their vehicles...
  ...out for a thrill or participating in some rite of passage (such as a gang initiation). Carjackers tend to hang around places where motorists have to stop...
  ...has gained a measure of credibility thanks to it having been forwarded by members of the law enforcement community. Illinois State Police Master Sgt....
  ...officer. Later versions of this e-mail identified Sgt. Granell as being a member of the Louisiana State Patrol or Louisiana State Police. One of the...
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:30:16 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/carjack.asp



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