Driver In Oakland, Maine Learns The Hard Way Not To Trust The Internet
A driver in Oakland, Maine recently learned the hard way that no all Internet news sites can be trusted.
In a post on the Oakland Police Department's Facebook page, officers described an encounter with a young man driving a truck who had the misfortune of trusting a satirical news site when he decided to spin his tires right in front of an officer.
We'd try to describe the scene, but the police did a much better job, so here is their story.
It seems the unfortunate young man fell for this story, from New Maine News, a site similar to the Onion, which brings funny, but fake news stories to Maine. Here is the story that the driver fell for...
In case you missed it, New Maine News also has published "scoops" like: 'If You Use Facebook In Maine, Mark Zuckerberg Probably Stole Your Grammy's Chowder Recipe', 'Adapting to Change: Sailor on Maine Flag to be Replaced with Barista' and 'Maine Leads Nation in Wango Tango Radio Play.'
So remember, as Abraham Lincoln said "don't believe everything you read on the Internet." And I saw THAT online, so it MUST be true...right?