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" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: "Michael Styles" <email@example.com> 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.