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This email was forwarded to my mom from a friend. Its from the local RCMP, outlining some new tactics that robbers and gang members are using to target people driving along deserted highways:

Passed along by Police Department & Courthouse

Several things to be aware of this year...as gangs and robbers are now plotting different ways to get a person to "stop" their

vehicle. Please send to your friends.

Please note:

1) There is a gang initiation reported by the local police department that gangs are placing a car seat by the road..with a fake baby in it.... waiting for a woman, of course, to stop and check on the baby...

Note that the location of this car seat will usually be beside a wooded or grassy (field) area ...and the person - woman - will be dragged into the woods- beaten and raped- usuallyleft for dead. DO NOT STOP. DIAL 9-1-1 AND INFORM THEM.....

2) IF YOU ARE DRIVING AT NIGHT AND EGGS ARE THROWN AT YOUR WINDSHIELD.

DO NOT OPERATE THE WIPER AND SPRAY ANY WATER BECAUSE EGGS MIXED WITH WATER BECOME MILKY AND BLOCK YOUR VISION UP TO 92.5% SO YOU ARE FORCED TO STOP BESIDE THE ROAD AND BECOME A VICTIM OF ROBBERS. THIS IS A NEW TECHNIQUE USED BY ROBBERS.
Just a heads up. Stay safe out there!
 

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wow robbers are always coming wih something new, thanks for posting this :)
 

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Thanks for the heads up.

The second tactic is a tough one to avoid just because of the natural instinct of using the wipers.
 

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:O the email my mom recieved has the Competition Bureau of Canada logos on it! It looks just like the police advisories I got at work when they wanted to warn ladies about strange men spotted around the office buildings.

But you're right I found it odd that this circulated without any news in BC of highway attacks.

Looks like someone had too much time on their hands. Well if I see a car seat abandoned on the highway I'm still calling the cops rather than stopping!
 

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What about the recent incident(s) in Richmond, I believe, where some bad people in an SUV equipped with flashing lights and impersonating police pulled over motorists and robbed them at gunpoint. Believe they were targeting motorists coming out of the casino. Pretty scary eh.
 

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There's all kinds of stories like that circulate.. Those two have been around for some time, with variations over the years.. Snopes is one of the best sites to check stories for fact.. and it is a fun site to wander around checking out all sorts of strange stories .. some true ... most fanciful
 

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What about the recent incident(s) in Richmond, I believe, where some bad people in an SUV equipped with flashing lights and impersonating police pulled over motorists and robbed them at gunpoint. Believe they were targeting motorists coming out of the casino. Pretty scary eh.
Yes .. Some crap like that does go on.... It is always best to be wary when driving. And even more wary when haunting casinos .. It's usually the casinos do the robbing of customers more than robbers outside them though .. lol
 

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Yes .. Some crap like that does go on.... It is always best to be wary when driving. And even more wary when haunting casinos .. It's usually the casinos do the robbing of customers more than robbers outside them though .. lol
Agree and good point, didn't look at it that way. Lol
 

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It's an urban legend

There's all kinds of stories like that circulate.. Those two have been around for some time, with variations over the years.. Snopes is one of the best sites to check stories for fact.. and it is a fun site to wander around checking out all sorts of strange stories .. some true ... most fanciful
Yup, going around for a year: http://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/eggthrow.asp
 

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Thanks very much for the heads up :)
 
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