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Posted: 03 May 06, 21:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Folks:
Please take a couple minutes to read this warning about Gas Pumping Handles.
Warning: Look at the gas pump hand le BEFORE you pump your gas.

From Captain Abraham Sams from the Jacksonville Police Dept-

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 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 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.


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Posted: 03 May 06, 21:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

People can be so fucking sick and cruel .Thanks for the warning! It'd be my worst nightmare if that happened to anyone I knew... :'o


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Posted: 03 May 06, 22:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That seems unlikely....did you find that on a news site or was it just something like an email forwarded to you?

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Posted: 03 May 06, 22:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here's a contact adress if you dont believe it

Rose Lambert, Chief Aide to Supervisor Gerry Hyland, Mount Vernon D istrict, 2511 Parkers Lane, Alexandria, VA 22306.


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Posted: 03 May 06, 23:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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

Ay yi yi. I'm sure you mean well by passing this along, but this BS story has been going around the web since 2000.

Please, the people in Gerry Hyland's office in Alexandria and the Sheriff's Department in Jacksonville, Florida have better things to do than respond to urban legends/internet hoaxes. Maybe there would have been more people at the Jacksonville Q+PR gig if the cops hadn't been fielding bogus phone calls about AIDS-infected needles on gas pumps.

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Copied and pasted from snopes.com:

>>Gas Trick Upset


Claim: Service station customers are getting stuck by HIV-loaded syringes affixed to gas pump handles.

Status: False.

Examples: [Collected via e-mail, 2000]

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 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.

Origins: This hoax urging caution when pumping gas appeared on the Internet in early June 2000. In common with other AIDS-infected needle scares (syringe attacks in movies houses and dance clubs and contaminated needles in payphone coin returns), it plays upon our fear of contracting this dread disease through the pursuit of ordinary and harmless activities.

There is no Abraham Sands with the Jacksonville Police Department — someone just made up a name to make this "warning" look authoritative. No newspaper stories from that city make mention of Sands, which is unusual (to say the least) about a department's spokesperson; Jacksonville is served by a sheriff's office, not a police department; a phone call to the Jacksonville Sheriff produces the response that they've never heard of Abraham Sands; and he's not listed with the rest of the personnel on the City of Jacksonville Sheriff's Office web site. No news stories out of Florida confirm the e-mail's claim that 17 people have so far been injured by these attacks, the City of Jacksonsville Sheriff's Office says the whole thing is a hoax, and the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta maintain they are not aware of any cases where HIV has been transmitted by a needle-stick injury outside of a health care
setting.

In June 2001, hoaxsters altered the text of the leg-pull to place Captain Abraham Sands with the police department in Buffalo, New York. He's fictitious there too.

In September 2003, hoaxsters placed Captain Abraham Sands with Ontar


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Posted: 03 May 06, 23:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Crazy LittleThing wrote:

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

Ay yi yi. I'm sure you mean well by passing this along, but this BS story has been going around the web since 2000.


Ahh..I just love it when myths are busted! ;-)

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Posted: 04 May 06, 02:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ahahhaa

here in argentina we're too busy starving, we don't have time for that kind of things

hahahaa

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Posted: 04 May 06, 14:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've heard of this joke. Another joke was about place in France or somewhere near has "suffered from this". Apparently a couple went to a theatre to watch a show and the woman was pricked by a needle placed in the back of her seat. It had something on it like "You have just been injected with HIV Positive".
But... its obviously some sick joke! Not a very funny one either. I fell for it first time round!


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Posted: 04 May 06, 14:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I dont even have a drivers license... aint you glad to know?


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Posted: 04 May 06, 14:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sorry to burst anyone's bubble, but this is total BS. First off, I've seen this on www.snopes.com, a site that takes all of these urband myths and info like this and busts them (like the theives putting the ether in the perfume to render victims unconcious....remember that one?).
Second, all gas stations have video cameras focused on the pumps at all times to prevent drive offs, and no one could tape a needle to the pump handle without getting caught on the cameras, or by someone if it was a 24 hour store.
Third, the HIV virus is a very unstable virus outside the human body. It can't survive for more than 2 minutes outside the ideal human body tempreture of 98.6 degrees, which is why you can't get HIV from toilet seats. So after 2 minutes the no one could get HIV from the "needles" anyway because the virus would be destroyed (not dead, viruses aren't living things).
The next time anyone sends you this stuff, check it out on www.snopes.com


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