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Category: Law/Police/Crime
Fake abduction
Posted by The Curator on Mon Sep 16, 2002
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.
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Fake Lithuanian Cops
Posted by The Curator on Wed Sep 04, 2002
Lithuania deploys fake police to slow traffic. I think they tried something like this in Washington DC also.
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Unusual Bomb Hoax
Posted by The Curator on Thu Jul 18, 2002
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).
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Museum of Car Theft
Posted by The Curator on Fri Jul 12, 2002
The Russians bring us the Museum of Car Theft.
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