Police in central Texas arrested a woman after she fell for a fake warning posted on the department’s Facebook page. Granite Shoals PD put out the phony news alert warning citizens that meth and heroin in the area could be contaminated with Ebola.
The warning said: “If you have recently purchased meth or heroin in Central Texas, please take it to the local police or sheriff department so it can be screened with a special device. DO NOT use it until it has been properly checked for possible Ebola contamination!”
Chasity Hopson reportedly brought her drugs to the police station to get “checked out” – fearing they might contain the deadly virus – which is spread through a person’s blood or bodily fluids or through contaminated needles and syringes.
Hopson was booked on drug-related charges. Her picture was posted along with the caption:
“And the winner of the Facebook post challenge is: Name HOSPON, CHASITY EUGINA.”
News 4 San Antonio reported that some people on social media thought the post was “unprofessional” – while others got the joke.
The dept. said it wanted to show “all parts of the law enforcement world… including our sense of humor.”
A follow-up statement on their Facebook page read: “I hope this will allow you to see who we are, humans, just like you. We have families, friends, lives, laugh, cry, and bleed all the same.”
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