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Internet Rumors: Car Jackings in Whittier 'Partly True,' Snopes Says

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The San Fernando Valley based Snopes.com has gotten to the bottom of an e-mail floating around to Whittier residents describing one driver being told by another driver that their tire is going flat, so they should pull over so the other one could fix it. The driver said no thanks and went home, finding the tire to be perfectly fine. Robbery and car jacking attempt? That's the conclusion of the e-mail and it states it's been happening everywhere because of, you guessed it, the economy. The Whittier Police confirmed that a report as such was filed, but that they did not say this was happening widespread.