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E-mail is false, Columbiana police say

Published: Fri, January 30, 2009 @ 7:00 a.m.

COLUMBIANA — Police want to put an end to an Internet story claiming that an elderly woman was threatened recently by two men in the parking lot of a city store.

The e-mail contends the two men were banging on her car and screaming and were “totally evil.”

Detective John Jay said Thursday that the story has been “going around for a month or six weeks.”

He added that the tale has taken on a life of its own.

The department was alerted to the story by another police department. Jay said he did not try to trace the e-mail account. “We want to nip it in the bud,” he said.


12old2care(19 comments)posted 7 years, 5 months ago

Columbiana is one of the better towns I know of as far as low crime rate goes.

They can "nip this in the bud" by calling their local computer shop, Vacu Tech, Inc on E. Salem St. The owner not only is an experienced computer pro, he cares about the local community as well.

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2echris1015(8 comments)posted 7 years, 5 months ago

Why exactly would you need to call a computer shop for getting an e-mail with a fabricated story in it?

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3aeparish(669 comments)posted 7 years, 4 months ago

My guess is so they can investigate who started it from what computer.

But come on -- is it even worth it?

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42old2care(19 comments)posted 7 years, 4 months ago

More than likely this is just a kid with nothing else to do with his time, but if the police bring it to their parents' attention maybe they'll find more creative ways to entertain themselves?

My kid would think twice about doing it again if the police knocked on our door. Kids in Columbiana appear to still respect their parents for the most part.

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5aeparish(669 comments)posted 7 years, 4 months ago

That's why I'd like to move there. Except I think I have to move real far out to be a step ahead of the game. It's only a matter of time, old...

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62old2care(19 comments)posted 7 years, 4 months ago

Small town, country living is quite a bit healthier both physically and mentally in my book. I'd rather deal with the small town gossip than the city violence any day.

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