1. snopes.com: Flashing Headlights Gang Initiation ••••
Warning about gang members driving around with their headlights off, then killing anyone who flashes them.
  ...Claim: Prospective new gang members are being initiated by killing the drivers of cars who flash their headlights at them. Examples: [Collected via...
  ...at them" this is a common "Bloods" gang member "initiation game". the new gang member, under initiation, drives along with no headlights on and the 1st...
  ...vehicle in order to complete his initiation requirements. police departments across the nation are being warned. the gang's intent is to have "bloods"...
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:23:14 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/gangs/lightsout.asp

2. snopes.com: TNT Car Club Gang Initiation ••••
Are members of the TNT Car Club running over motorcycle riders as part of a gang initiation?
  ...TNT Car Club Gang Initiation Claim: Members of the TNT Car Club are running over motorcycle riders as part of a gang initiation. Examples:...
  ...this initiation. They suspect that it is the TNT custom car club. The TNT Car Club Fayetteville hitting motorcycle riders as part of a Gang initiation....
  ...groups of riders, trying to run them over or off the road as an urban gang initiation. Recommend riding in groups, being aware of your surroundings and...
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:20:01 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/gangs/tntclub.asp

3. snopes.com: Halloween Gang Initiation
Are gang initiates planning to kill thirty or more women at Halloween 2008?
  ...Halloween Gang Initiation Claim: Gang initiates are planning to kill thirty or more women around Halloween. Examples: [Collected via e-mail, October...
  ...Email advising the blood gang will be driving a silver SUV and must kill "31" women on Halloween night. Someone took my son to practice yesterday...
  ...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...
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:21:35 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/gangs/halloween.asp

4. snopes.com: Gang Initiation - Ask Directions, Then Shoot
Are gang initiates ask women directions, then shooting them?
  ...Claim: Gang initiates ask women for directions, then shoot them. Examples: [Collected via e-mail, December 2007] My brother just called, who is...
  ...from a reliable source that a Gang Initiation is starting today and will be going until the end of December. The gangs are instructed to ask someone for...
  ...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...
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:31:09 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/gangs/directions.asp

5. snopes.com: Gang Initiation by Chase Down •••
Are gang initiates attempting to force cars from the road in order to murder the occupants?
  ...Claim: Gang initiates are attempting to force cars off roads in order to murder the occupants. Example: [Collected via e-mail, 2007] Tonight Wayne...
  ...Wayne talked to the highway patrolman who told them that this is a Gang Initiation thing coming out of Charlotte. If you stop, they shoot you - and if...
  ...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...
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:09:10 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/gangs/chased.asp

6. snopes.com: Genesee County Gang Initiation •••
Detroit-area gang initiates are planning to shoot a woman in the head at a gas station in Genesee County?
  ...Claim: Detroit-area gang initiates are planning to shoot a woman in the head at a gas station in Genesee County. Examples: [Collected via e-mail,...
  ...joke. It has been a confirmed report that there is a Detroit Gang Initiation today. The initiation is to shoot a female in the head at a gas station....
  ...police officer who works in the gang enforcement department released info that a Detroit gang is initiating new members and has requested that the...
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:37:02 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/gangs/genesee.asp

7. snopes.com: Gang Initiation •••
Are gang initiates flashing their headlights to get cars to pull over in order to murder their occupants?
  ...Claim: Gang initiates flash their headlights to get cars to pull over in order to murder their occupants. Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2006]...
  ...was right and was informed that this behavior has been identified as a gang initiation in Georgia and has been all over the news. They have started going...
  ...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...
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:38:04 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/gangs/pullover.asp

8. snopes.com: Dallas Door Knock Gang Initiation •••
Are gang initiates in the Dallas area knocking on doors and shooting whoever answers.
  ...Claim: Gang initiates in the Dallas area are knocking on the doors of residences and shooting whoever answers. Example: [Collected via e-mail,...
  ...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...
  ...the gangs are now moving into the Dallas/Mesquite area and starting doing this so please DO NOT ANSWER YOUR DOORS UNLESS IT IS A FAMILY MEMBER OR A...
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:21:41 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/gangs/doorknock.asp

9. snopes.com: Buck Fifty Gang Initiation in New Jersey •••
Are gang initiates in New Jersey slashing victims' faces to 'get a buck fifty'?
  ...Claim: Gang initiates in New Jersey are slashing victims' faces to "get a buck fifty." Example: [Collected via e-mail, March 2008] IMPORTANT SAFETY...
  ...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...
  ...My member, Tom, denied it, but the kid pulled out a knife and sliced his face wide open. What we've since found out is that it is a new gang initiation...
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:25:55 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/gangs/buckfifty.asp

10. snopes.com: MS-13 Car Bump Initiation •••
Gang initiates are bumping their cars into others, then shooting whoever gets out of the bumped automobile?
  ...Claim: Gang initiates are bumping their cars into others, then shooting whoever gets out of the bumped automobiles. Examples: [Collected via e-mail,...
  ...(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...
  ...going to be doing some initiations the next several nights by bumping cars. When the victim stopped and got out of the car, the member would then shoot...
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:27:52 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/gangs/carbump.asp

11. snopes.com: Gang Targets Women at Wal-Mart •••
Are gang initiates under orders to kill a woman and small child in a Wal-Mart?
  ...Claim: Gang initiates must assault or kill a woman, a small child, or an elderly person at a Wal-Mart. Examples: [Collected via e-mail, 2005]...
  ...be gang initiations occurring in which the initiation is to kill a mother and small child shopping in Wal-Mart. I'm not sure how far the initiation...
  ...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...
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:51:41 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/gangs/walmart.asp

12. snopes.com: I-68 and I-70 Gang Initiation Warning •••
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...
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:41:45 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/maryland.asp

13. snopes.com: Police Gang Warning - Dalton, Georgia •••
The Dalton (Georgia) police have warned local stores to be on the alert for gang initiation abductions.
  ...Dalton Gang Claim: The Dalton (Georgia) police have warned local stores to be on the alert for gang initiation abductions. Example: [Collected via...
  ...regarding one of the many gangs that have be developing in the Dalton area, that there will be "initiation" soon. This initiation involves the abduction...
  ...Origins: Just like earlier rumors from 2005 that gang members were about to engage in alleged initiation rites involving the abduction and murder of...
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:13:47 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/gangs/dalton.asp

14. snopes.com: Thrown Brick Gang Activity •••
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?
  ...Claim: 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....
  ...OKLAHOMA GANG ACTIVITY This is Misty speaking this is NOT a forward, I wanted to tell you all what happened to me today. Please feel free to forward...
  ...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...
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:35:38 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/gangs/brick.asp

15. snopes.com: Gang Murder at Broadway Mall •••
Is the MS-13 gang planning to murder an innocent victim at the Broadway Mall in Hicksville?
  ...Gang Malling Claim: The MS-13 gang is planning to murder an innocent victim at the Broadway Mall in Hicksville, NY. Example: [Collected via e-mail,...
  ...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...
  ...shopping, PLEASE stay alert to your surroundings. You and / or your family members can always ask to be accompanied to a vehicle if alone or concerned....
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:51:02 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/gangs/mallmurder.asp

16. snopes.com: National Gang Week •••
Gangs are using bloody car seats to lure female motorists out of their vehicles as part of a 'National Gang Week' activity?
  ...National Gang Week Claim: Gangs are using bloody car seats to lure female motorists out of their vehicles as part of a "National Gang Week" activity....
  ...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...
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:22:51 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/gangs/carseat.asp

17. snopes.com: The Killer in the Backseat •••
A crazed killer is discovered hiding in the back seat of woman's car.
  ...is a true story. it has been "ritual" of gang members to take one body part from women as an initiation into gangs. the rule is that it has to be in a...
  ...sound bizarre and gross, but the bigger the body part the higher the initiation they receive. This was commmunicated by a person who works in law...
  ...a gang and the initiation to join is to kidnap a woman and bring her back to the gang to be raped. According to the police that night, there is a new...
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:46:14 GMT http://www.snopes.com/horrors/madmen/backseat.asp

18. snopes.com: Slasher Under the Car •••
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...
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:12:59 GMT http://www.snopes.com/horrors/robbery/slasher.asp

19. snopes.com: Payphone Poison •••
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...
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:42:11 GMT http://www.snopes.com/horrors/mayhem/payphone2.asp

20. snopes.com: Mutilated Boy •••
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"...
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:24:32 GMT http://www.snopes.com/horrors/parental/mutilate.asp

21. snopes.com: Hairy-Armed Hitchhiker •••
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...
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:17:10 GMT http://www.snopes.com/horrors/madmen/hairyarm.asp

22. snopes.com: Flyers on Car Windows Carjacking •••
Warning claims parking lot carjackers are placing flyers on the rear windows of cars, then taking the cars when drivers step out of their vehicles to...
  ...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...
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:27:24 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/carjack.asp

23. snopes.com: Japanese Eyeball-Licking Craze •••
Has an eyeball-licking fad produced a widespread outbreak of ocular maladies among Japanese schoolchildren?
  ...counselors and the police. Unfortunately, just like the schoolkids who initiated the tales, some of those adults take such rumors at face value and...
  ...and the sensation of oculolinctus is supposedly akin to that of toesucking. Members of our site's message board quickly recognized the weakness of the...
  ...contents ran the whole gamut of extreme, mondo bizarro lifestyles: biker gangs, leather, tattooing and body-piercing. It also catered to men with Lolita...
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:35:49 GMT http://www.snopes.com/media/goofs/eyeballlicking.asp



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