Re: urban legends

Michael Lorrey (
Thu, 10 Dec 1998 18:28:35 -0500

Spike Jones wrote:
on an unrelated: we have heard the halloween horror stories of

> razor blades in apples, poisoned or drugged candy, etc, which
> have all the earmarks of urban legends. does anyone here know
> of a proven case, that can be pinned to a name, a place, a time,
> when poisoned/drugged/bladed treats were given to
> children at halloween? a friend says a foaf knew of such a
> case, but i now think it is 100% urban legend... spike

Nope, but I do know of a guy who was a cook at a local restaurant who was arrested by a state trooper he cooked breakfast for because the cook put really hot tobasco sauce in his eggs....he got arrested for assault and battery.....apparently the cop tried to make the charge to be assault and battery with a deadly weapon since he claimed to have an ulcer or something....

Yup totally unrelated, but funny anyways...

On a related note, the old claim that email viruses were an Urban Legend is supposedly now false, according to one company. A couple years ago I claimed my hard drive got attacked thus, but everyone thought I was full of it....

Mike Lorrey