The "Lights Out" hoax is back again

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Stampyhead, Apr 25, 2006.

  1. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    I've received this 'panic-inducing' email several times over the years, and it looks like it's back again. Has anyone else received this?

    From: "Michael Styles" <mstyles@utah.gov>
    To: "Michael Styles" <mstyles@utah.gov>
    Subject: Urgent Urgent ...Gang Initiation
    Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 10:54:45 -0600

    Please make-sure you read this and that you inform your children who drive about this article.

    IMPORTANT, SCARY STUFF, READ IT!
    THIS INFORMATION IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT!!!!!! DON'T FLASH HEADLIIGHTS AT CAR WITH LIGHTS NOT ON!! Police officers working with the DARE program have issued this Warning: If you are driving
    after dark and see and on-coming car with
    no headlights on, DO NOT FLASH YOUR LIGHTS AT THEM! This is a common
    Bloods member "initiation game" that goes like this: The new gang member
    under initiation drives along with no headlights, and the first car to flash
    their headlights at him is now his "target.". He is now required
    to turn around and chase that car, then shoot and
    kill every individual in the vehicle in order to complete his initiation
    requirements. Police Depts across the nation are being warned. Their
    >intent is to have all the new bloods nationwide drive around on Friday
    >and Saturday nights with their headlights off. In order to be accepted
    >into the gang, they have to shoot and kill all individuals in
    the first auto that does a courtesy flash to warn them that their lights
    are off. Make sure you share this information with all the drivers in
    your family!
    Please forward this message to all your friends and family members to
    inform them about this initiation ritual. > > > This goes along with
    >info heard about this gang on Oprah. It is
    totally scary. Be careful friends!

    Regards,

    Michael Styles
    Director
    Office of Black Affairs
    (MLK Coordinator)
    324 S. State St., Suite 500
    Salt Lake City, UT 84111-2321
    801-538-8663

    Before you start forwarding it to all your friends, read what Snopes has to say about it:
    http://www.snopes.com/horrors/madmen/lightsout.asp

    Let's do our best to keep this kind of stuff from further propogating on the internet.
     
  2. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    I try my best to flash the lights to see what will happen...nothing never did:(


    Bless
     
  3. Queso macrumors G4

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    But, just in case, if you do see someone driving without their lights on, it's best to get in first and shoot them dead.
     
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    Frankly, it's no more than they deserve.
     
  6. jaydub macrumors 6502a

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    I actually got pulled over for this when I was 16 (twelve years ago). The officer proceeded to ask me if I was a gang member... with my green sweatshirt on. :rolleyes:
     
  7. Queso macrumors G4

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    You may jest, but we've heard about the Las Vegas Green Jersey Mob even here in England.

    (County 4 - 0 down. I am so depressed right now :( )
     
  8. Mr. Durden macrumors 6502a

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    Ummm. Anyone else notice the person's title? Thats messed up...
     
  9. nbs2 macrumors 68030

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    of course. only black people are in gangs.:rolleyes:
     
  10. jaydub macrumors 6502a

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    haha unfortunately I was in a small town in Colorado at the time, but I digress. :D
     
  11. Stampyhead thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, I'm really hoping that's a joke. I can't imagine a government office giving someone a title like that.
     
  12. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    It's no joke.
     
  13. Mr. Durden macrumors 6502a

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    O.M.F.G.!!!
    [​IMG]

    Well at least theyre representin' everyone
     
  16. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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  17. mpw Guest

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    I hate racists, where's their f**king 'Director of Whites Affairs'?
     
  18. Flowbee macrumors 68030

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    The state of Utah hardly needs a Director of White Affairs... it's like asking "When is White History Month?"
     
  19. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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    [​IMG]

    :rolleyes: Although I guess technically he's more the Director of "Rich Old White Guys" Affairs
     
  20. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    I got this email at work too. It's just an urban legend.
     
  21. plinkoman macrumors 65816

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    who starts this type of garbage anyways? don't they have something better to do? :rolleyes:
     
  22. Stampyhead thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yep, that's the same link I included in my original post.
     

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