View Thread: Gas pumps & HIV infected needles


Sia Bani
Anyone read about this?

***Check Gas Pumps!!!***,
> > >
> > > This world gets sicker every day!
> > >
> > > Please take a couple minutes to read this warning about gas
pumping
> > handles.
> > >
> > > Warning: Look at the gas pump handle BEFORE you pump your gas.
> > >
> > > Please read and forward to anyone you know who drives a car.
> > >
> > > My name is Captain Abraham Sands of the Jacksonville, Florida
Police
> > Department. I Have been asked by state and local authorities to
> > write
> this
> > > email in order to get the word out to car drivers of a very
> > dangerous
> > prank
> > > that is occurring in numerous states.
> > >
> > > Some person or persons have been affixing hypodermic needles to
the
> > underside of gas pump handles! These needles appear to be infected
> > with
> > HIV
> > > positive blood. In the Jacksonville area alone there have been 17
> > cases
> of
> > > people being stuck by these needles over the past five months. We
> > have verified reports of at least 12 others in various states
around
> > the country. It is believed that these may be copycat incidents due
> > to
> someone
> > > reading about the crimes or seeing them reported on the
television.
> > At
> > this
> > > point no one has been arrested and catching the perpetrator(s)
has
> become
> > > our top priority. Shockingly, of the 17 people who where stuck,
> > eight
> have
> > > tested HIV positive and because of the nature of the disease, the
> > others could test positive in a couple years.
> > >
> > > Evidently the consumers go to fill their car with gas, and when
> > picking
> up
> > > the pump handle get stuck with the infected needle. IT IS
IMPERATIVE
> > TO CAREFULLY CHECK THE HANDLE of the gas pump every time you use
> > one. LOOK
> AT
> > > EVERY SURFACE YOUR HAND MAY TOUCH, INCLUDING UNDER THE HANDLE! If
> > you do find a needle affixed to one, immediately contact your local
> > police department, So they can collect the evidence.
> > >
> > > PLEASE HELP US BY MAINTAINING VIGILANCE AND BY FORWARDING THIS
EMAIL
> > TO ANYONE YOU KNOW WHO DRIVES

lexus1581
Wow thats sick. Most of the time I dont pump my own gas though in NY. I will look out when I go to other states though.

RedLine
What kind of sick fuck would do that? Thats trully sick!

NightRider
Same people who put them in hotel bed sheets and movie theater seats.

mustangdriver
When in doubt...check Snopes

http://www.snopes.com/horrors/mayhem/gaspump.htm

Sia Bani
Thanks.

SLP Addict
That right there may be fake, but something like this did happen while i was living in jacksonville, People were puttin HIV positive needles on gas pump handles, and on seats in movie theatres

RedLine
You wouldnt have anything to do with that would you?

Mr.Dave
Nah, he just steals hood emblems and dates pregnant women. :sarah:

silverTA2002
When in doubt...check Snopes

http://www.snopes.com/horrors/mayhem/gaspump.htm

Yep, I never believe forwarded email stuff like this.

The sad thing is that all this does is spread fear and paranoiya. I wonder if it's freakin terrorists starting email crap like this (wouldn't surprise me). :slap: