Was 53-year-old Denzel Young arrested in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for announcing in a Walmart he would pay for every customer's cart and then leaving the store? No, that story originated on a known 'fauxtire' site that makes up false stories for entertainment and profit, it is not true.
BATON ROUGE - A Louisiana man was arrested after playing a 'God's Plan prank' at a local Walmart.
According to police, Denzel Young, 53, entered a local Walmart and made a public announcement to costumers that he had recently won the lottery and will be paying for every customers' cart saying: "Ay y'all, I just won the lotto a few days ago, everything's on me, go get anything y'all want". Similar to rapper Drake's 'God's Plan' music video, where he enters a supermarket and pays for every customers' cart. However, unlike Drake, As hundreds of customers happily ran to items they wanted, Denzel nonchalantly walked out the Walmart, making his promise a lie.
People who only saw the article on Facebook might have come away with the impression it was a real news article:
BATON ROUGE - A Louisiana man was arrested after playing a 'God's Plan prank' at a local Walmart. According to police, Denzel Young, 53, entered a local Walmart and made a public announcement to costumers that he had recently won the lottery and...
But Huzlers styles itself as a "fauxtire" website and carries a disclaimer at the bottom of each page:
Huzlers.com is the most infamous fauxtire & satire entertainment website in the world. If it's trending on social media you'll find it here!
According to Splinter News the site is run by Pablo Reyes and David Martinez and according to Buzzfeed Reyes is involved with several other fake news websites. They tend to shy away from political stories, opting instead to write for a more "urban" audience, with stories about rappers, criminals and celebrities.
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