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Category: Law/Police/Crime
FBI chases fake terrorists — The FBI got fooled into thinking that 5 terrorists were on the loose around New Year's Eve.
Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2003.   Comments (0)

Fake Ticker Tape Parade — Yesterday NYC staged a fake ticker tape parade. Bored firemen and policemen marched up and down the same block three times while, according to the NY Post, "drunken office workers shouting like morons to one another" dumped paper on their head. The whole exercise was supposed to persuade the Olympic committee to choose NYC as the site for the Olympics in 2012.
Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2002.   Comments (0)

Fake Tourists Catch Cheats — From The Guardian, Prague police have declared war on cheating taxi-cab drivers by unleashing an army of fake tourists to flush out the cheats.
Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2002.   Comments (1)

Fake abduction — From today's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: A woman invents an elaborate story about being kidnapped by three abductors, prompting police to send in a SWAT team to rescue her. They find her sitting alone in her car. The abductors were all a figment of her imagination.
Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2002.   Comments (0)


Fake Lithuanian Cops — Lithuania deploys fake police to slow traffic. I think they tried something like this in Washington DC also.
Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2002.   Comments (0)

Unusual Bomb Hoax — Normally I don't like to mention bomb hoaxes, since giving them any attention only plays into the hoaxer's hand, but this case seems to be an exception. A man, while clearing out his closet, threw out a fake bomb that he had once created for a marketing project in college. The next day his building was evacuated when someone saw it lying in the dumpster. Full story at the NY Times (reg. required).
Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2002.   Comments (0)

Museum of Car Theft — The Russians bring us the Museum of Car Theft.
Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2002.   Comments (0)

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