Was 29-year old José Ramirez arrested by the LAPD after he called the cops to complain other drug dealers had stolen his stash? No, that's not true: the story was made up by a Canadian entertainment website that makes up tales about weird crimes and bizarre sex acts but always just for entertainment purposes. The story is not real.
A man was arrested by the LAPD this morning after calling the police to report that rival drug dealers had stolen almost all of his drugs, leaving him "only a few pounds".
29-year old José Ramirez called the police around 10:15 AM to report that an armed robbery had just taken place at the "drug safehouse" he was watching.
Betty Morris, the 911 operator who took the call, says she first thought it was a hoax when the young man described the situation.
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A man was arrested by the LAPD this morning after calling the police to report that rival drug dealers had stolen almost all of his drugs, leaving him "only a few pounds". 29-year old José Ramirez called the police around 10:15 AM to report that an armed robbery had just taken place at the "drug sa
The reality behind the picture used to illustrate the story is much weirder than the fictional tale about the idiot drug dealer:
Yes, you read that headline correctly. According to this report, a distinctive tattoo lead to the arrest of 20-year-old Anthony Brandon Gonzales for the home invasion of a Pueblo, Colorado Elvis impersonator. Gonzales' facial tattoos were visible even though he was wearing a mask. This story in the Pueblo Chieftan provided more information.
The website World News Daily Report is a well known satire website specialized in posting hoaxes and made up stories. The disclaimer on their website is pretty clear about that even though you have to scroll all the way down the page to find it:
World News Daily Report assumes all responsibility for the satirical nature of its articles and for the fictional nature of their content. All characters appearing in the articles in this website - even those based on real people - are entirely fictional and any resemblance between them and any person, living, dead or undead, is purely a miracle.
It is run by Janick Murray-Hall and Olivier Legault, who also run the satirical Journal de Mourréal, a satirical site spoofing the (real) Journal de Montéal. Very often their stories feature an image showing a random crazy mugshot found in a mugshot gallery on the internet or on a stock photo website superimposed over a background of flashing police lights or crime scene tape.
Articles from the site are frequently copied (sometimes even months or years later) by varous fake news websites that omit the satire disclaimer and present the information as real.
We wrote about worldnewsdailyreport.com before, here are our most recent articles that mention the site:
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- Fake News: Woman NOT accused of stealing a pumpkin by hiding it in her vagina