Text message warns of Walmart violence

March 20, 2009 6:41:13 PM PDT
Delaware State Police say they received 170 calls to 911 reporting concerns about a wide spread message warning of a gang initiation in which women will be killed at Walmarts. Police say this message is completely false.

The context of the message warns of an alleged gang initiation planned in which women will be killed at Wal-Mart and urges all women not to go to Walmart.

The DSP Delaware Information and Analysis Center (DIAC) have found no credible information deeming this as a real threat and open source information reveals this as an urban myth.

Police in Maryland, Florida and Wisconsin have also reported addressing the same rumor and have called the messages a hoax.

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