LAPD Falls For Internet Hoax, Sends Out Misguided Alert About UPS Deliveries

LAPD Falls For Internet Hoax, Sends Out Misguided Alert About UPS Deliveries

Internet hoaxes are capable of tricking not only your grandma, but also the Los Angeles Police Department. An 8-year-old yarn about terrorists — dressed as UPS workers thanks to uniforms bought on eBay — who could deliver explosives disguised as packages spurred the force to send out an alert to residents. An unidentified state law enforcement agency passed the info to the police department. [More]