Impervious horrors of a leeward shore (arpad) wrote,
Impervious horrors of a leeward shore

A hoax most cruel

Identifying himself as a police officer, the caller issued an ultimatum: Ogborn could be searched at the store or be arrested, taken to jail and searched there

...and only 3 hours later...

it was Simms, the Mount Washington store's maintenance man and a ninth-grade dropout, who refused to play the caller's game

Typical hoax exploits working social reflexes. Sometimes to horrifying degree.

But it is worth to remember that the bastard behind the hoax did many calls before reaching a victim he could persuade. Like nine out of ten managers he tried had enough common sense to refuse him.

People aren't that simple and aren't that stupid.
via talash

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