Hoax coming true?

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    Does anyone else remember the hoax email a few years ago about needles being hidden in things where they might poke someone? It looks like it's actually happened in Vancouver Washington.

    Hidden syringe needles taped to doorknobs and phone injure three | Local News | kgw.com | News for Portland Oregon and SW Washington

     
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    Sick people are everywhere.......these sound like the kind of assholes that get their jollies by sticking razorblades into apples during Halloween.
     
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    It was probably a joke being played by some high school kids!
    But now those people probably get the fun of going through HIV/AIDS testing for the next six months.
     
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    Biker, sorry but that never happened in reality, just an old wives tale out of baseless fear. While they are twisted ideas, I just don't get how anyone is stupid enough to get hurt by them even if they happen.
     
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    Ever seen a kid with a bag of Halloween candy?

    Stopping them is impossible. It's difficult enough to get them to chew.

    Now......take that kind of mentality, and put it with a razorblade apple.

    Scary, eh?
     
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    First, apples rust quickly, within five minutes any area touched by the metal would would have very visible discoloration, after a couple hours ... even a starving person would notice. Secondly, you missed your own point, the kids go straight for the candy, putting it in apples would be a complete waste of time. Now, if you think they can put them in candy, try it yourself and you will see it's virtually impossible. I can't remember where that myth started nor why, I believe Penn and Teller actually debunked that one, but it's true, there are no actual cases in which this has happened anywhere.
     
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    Kit I hate to mess with yout head but a local hospital here posted pictures of a variety of objects found in a lot of halloween candy and treats some years ago and we had a kid OD because some ass loaded a snickers bar with some illicit drug or the other.
     
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    yea a kid out here had to be taken away,almost died of fright,opened his bag and saw a picture of Nancy Pelosi......poor kid,still aint right.....
     
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    That'd do it.
     
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    The few cases where there were drugs in candy it was usually done by a family member and that has only happened a hand full of times. The media in this country likes to put fear in the people.
     

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