Tweens across America are preparing to go stand out in front of their local Wal-Mart at midnight tomorrow so they can buy the Twilight DVD. Unless they are murdered in a gruesome gang initiation:
There is a "text-messaging hoax" going around 16 states (!) saying hey, if you go stand out in front of your local Wal-Mart for this, you will be killed.
The text messages appear to be tailored to local conditions — warning of gang activity in areas where gangs are active, but vaguer threats in areas, such as Walmart's home of Northwest Arkansas, where they aren't.
A text rumor making the rounds in New Mexico says three women are to be killed in an initiation rite for a Mexican gang.
Only if you make it past the razor blade Halloween candy and the ghost that comes out of the mirror when you say "Bloody Mary" three times! I'm not saying this is kinda funny, I'm just saying. [Ad Age. Pic via]