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FW: Fw: Gas pump handles

  • Subject: [cg] FW: Fw: Gas pump handles
  • From: "utahgardens" <utahgardens@comcast.net>
  • Date: Sat, 6 Mar 2004 17:48:08 -0700
  • Thread-index: AcQDqRYyzfYaqV+NRUuSQ6Hi7Eau0wANIukg


-----Original Message-----
From: Bryce Christiansen [mailto:rbchrist@networld.com] 
Sent: Saturday, March 06, 2004 11:30 AM
To: Christiansen, Grant; Grant Christiansen; Mark Hicken; Shira, Catherine;
UtahGARDENS; dawdoo@networld.com
Subject: FW: Fw: Gas pump handles

>
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Christine Dunlap
>To: undisclosed-recipients@direcway.com
>Sent: Friday, March 05, 2004 8:13 AM
>Subject: Gas pump handles
>
>
>       This is a very important message.  Please open and read below.
>
>       Captain Richard C. Keene
>
>       New Mexico State Police
>
>       Commander, District Twelve
>
>       Deming, New Mexico
>
>       (505) 827-9317  xt. 112
>
>       (505) 546-3547 Fax
>
>       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, 8 have tested HIV positive and because of

>the
>       nature of the disease, the others could test positive in a couple
of
>       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 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 evidence. 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
>
>                                                                        
   
>     &
>       nbsp;                            PLEASE READ THIS AND PASS IT ON
TO
>       EVERYONE IN YOUR  ADDRESS BOOK!
>
>
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