| An email is circulating that claims
people are sticking AIDS infected needles into gas pumps in order to purposely
infect people. This email is a hoax.
One name listed,
Captain Abraham Sands of the Jacksonville, Florida Police Department does not
exist, and we confirmed that with the JPD.
who signed the email is Rose Lambert, a real person, but she has since retired
from the Alexandria County Virginia Supervisors office, but there is no word if
her retirement is related to sending the email or not. An Alexandria County
official, to whom we promised animosity, simply stated "This is not the case at
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| Read this before your next gas fill-up. This world
gets sicker everyday!
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
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 (5) 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 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, 8 have
tested HIV positive and b ecause 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
IT IS IMPERATIVE TO CAREFULLY CHECK THE HANDLE of the
gas pump each 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
PLEASE HELP US BY MAINTAINING A VIGILANCE, AND BY FORWARDING
THIS EMAIL TO ANYONE YOU KNOW WHO DRIVES. THE MORE PEOPLE WHO KNOW OF THIS, THE
BETTER PROTECTED WE CAN ALL BE. Rose Lambert, Chief Aide to Supervisor Gerry
Hyland, Mount Vernon District, 2511 Parkers Lane, Alexandria, VA 22306.
PLEASE READ THIS AND PASS IT ON TO EVERYONE IN YOUR ADDRESS BOOK!!!!
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