Skip to comments.To all citizens of Delano and surrounding area (MS-13 alert)
Posted on 03/27/2008 10:16:09 PM PDT by umgud
On 3/27/08, the Delano Police Department Gang Unit received information that a California Criminal Street Gang is going to be holding gang initiations in the Cities of Delano and McFarland. Prospective members are to collide their vehicles into random vehicles from behind. As the driver of the victim vehicle exits, the prospective members will open fire. This information has not been substantiated nor do we know if it is credible. As always, the Delano Police Department is concerened with the safety of all Delano residents and therefore, we are strongly suggesting that everyone use extreme caution if they are involved in a rear end collision. If citizens are involved in a similar type vehicle collision they should drive directly to the Delano Police Department to report minor vehicle collisions until further notice or remain in the vehicle and dial 9-1-1. The Delano Police Department is located at 1022 12th Avenue. If you have any questions please contact Detective Corporal Nicholson at (661) 721-3365.
We couldn’t get any Anglo gangs to do this?
I hope to God they authorize the Riot Act.
Tell me again....family values???
The city of Delano got trolled.
Is that near Jim Rob in Fresno?
Lord let this be some WRONG info.
For the PDept. to send out a public memo that is pretty intense.
Are you from the area?
If so keep us updated.
We have a town up here in Oregon that is trying to pass a measure to OK asking hispanics for legal papers, meaning even the Sherriffs dept doing so.
The town folk for it want to keep their town safe simple as that and welcome legal documented Hispanics but want there town to be a no illegal habitat or work zone.
Not your average "drive by" type of initiation.
Delano is 35 miles north of Bakersfield and about 65 miles south of Fresno.
I’ll check the news tomorrow morning to see if anything really happened.
We call that a daily driving experience in Detroit.
Nothing is going to happen. It is just trolling.
I understand that. It is just a viral trolling campaign.
You're probably right........... and I certainly hope so too.
Hope for vigilance and permit carrying Lock and Loaders to nip any idiots in the bud.
Well so be it but can’t they keep it in their own circle of jerks.
Pretty cowardly to do what the memo is warning of.
Do something bravado like take out a big time drug lord and take over is business or something.
I don’t get it?
Global, the whole thing is a hoax, kids have been emailing this to police stations and other places all over the country for the past couple days.
It is a trolling campaign being spread by email, text msgs, blog posts etc.
If you look it up on the internets some police departments are admitting that they got duped.
Don’t worry ; )
Thanks for explaining that.
Yeah I should have explained that better from the get go : )
Can you post some of the links you found regarding police departments saying they got duped? I’m sure I’m not the only one who would be interested in that info.
Ya let me go find them.
I hear ya.
Been there on the other end of trying to post after a 24hr shift.
This one is just a PD saying they believe it is an urban legend.
I cleared my earlier searches but I will try to find the ones where the PDs retracted, etc
Ya, it is all viral Global, one PD gets it and they foward it to another PD and they say “well hell they must have checked it out” and so on and so on.
Thanks for taking the time to post those links. If you find any others and post them, please ping me again if you don’t mind. :^)
No prob. I was using the past24hours news search earlier, so if I find the others I will put them up here.
This is an updated version of an urban legend from about 15 years ago. Back then, the rumor was that gang initiates were driving around with their headlights off, and had to track down and kill the first person who blinked his lights at them.
Then, as now, it was a "gang initiation," but it was the Crips and/or Bloods rather than MS13. To folks who follow urban legends, this is a familiar pattern; an old legend adapts to new fears.
The old version, dubbed "Lights out," spread largely through police communication channels in 1993 or 94, before most folks had Internet access or cell phone text messages. My girlfriend at the time called me to warn me of the threat. Her sister, an ER nurse, had heard it from a cop who brought in an injured person. That was on a Friday night; by the time Sunday morning's paper came around, the AJC was describing it as a myth.
Snopes has the current rumor first sighted on March 26, and cites warnings from Talahassee, Buffalo, Wilmington and Fayeteville NC, Baltimore, unspecified areas of Northern California, and New Jersey, I think (a lot of the messages specify counties I can't immediately place). Compare and contrast with the old Lights Out myth.
I'm considering it an urban legend until and unless there are credible and verifiable reports that this has actually happened.