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The LAPD is Buying 10,000 Jetpacks, Reports FOX News Show in Erroneous Report

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Well, if the rain has you down, maybe this video will make you laugh. The Fox News Channel show "Fox & Friends" yesterday reported that "the city of Los Angeles already ordered 10,000 jetpacks for its police, paramedics and fire department." At $100,000 each, that's one billion (what budget crisis!?)

Too bad this story is totally false, courtesy of tabloid Weekly World News.

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The LA Times' Andrew Blankstein pieced together what happened, beginning with Gawker's initial report to the Mediaite recap. All around, hilarious stuff.

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