Police Post Fake Ebola-Tainted Meth Warning on Facebook, Leading to Woman’s Arrest
A Texas police force posted a fake news alert on Facebook warning of drugs contaminated with Ebola, and, incredibly, one woman actually showed up for the “screening” and was promptly arrested.
“This morning, we had our first concerned citizen notify the Granite Shoals Police Department that they believed their methamphetamine may be tainted. Our officers gladly took the item for further testing,” the department posted on its official Facebook page with the hashtag #notkidding.
Police also posted the booking photo of a smiling Chasity Eugina Hopson, who now faces drug-related charges.
Hopson was the first to respond to this “breaking news” alert:
Some Facebook users were not pleased with the humorous tone of some of the posts, however.
Granite Shoals police responded to the posts saying that they use the page as an extension of the real people behind the badge: