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Fayetteville Police: Gang Initiation Reports Not True

Posted March 26, 2008 11:01 a.m. EDT

— Text messages and e-mails circulating through Fayetteville and other parts of the state warning of gang initiations aren't true, police said Wednesday.

The message warns individuals of a rear-end collision in which likely gang members attack the unsuspecting driver.

After receiving a number of phone calls about the message, the police department's Office of Special Information found nothing to substantiate it "and at this point, believe the information is an urban legend."

Police, however, encourage citizens with questions or who are involved in any situation that may seem suspicious to contact the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-433-1856.