Once again, a story from The Daily Currant — “an English language online satirical newspaper”— has been mistaken for reality. This time, it was the fictional story of a multiple stabbing at a Chicago Walmart that seemed just crazy enough to be true, and which spread far enough to compel Walmart to issue a tweet correcting the record.
A woman in Chicago killed 3 people over the last xbox at a Walmart. I can't believe someone would do this.Keep the families in your prayers.
— Noah Smith (@ninjakiwi21) December 1, 2013
Just heard that a woman killed three people for the last Xbox in a Chicago Walmart. I cannot even describe the shame. ?
— Whitney Hopper (@littywhit) December 1, 2013
Woman killed 3 people in Walmart over a Xbox 4 her son N thinks she did right? Wtf is wrong w/people?
— Cherie Johnson (@cheriejohnson75) December 2, 2013
A woman in Chicago stabbed three people with a screwdriver on Black Friday in a walmart over an xbox……,,and doesn't regret it……….
— nyk (@pomdoolb) December 3, 2013
WOW just hearing about the woman who stabbed 3 people to death w/ a screwdriver on Black Friday in Walmart in Chicago to get the last X-Box
— erica torchetti (@Thetorch_) December 3, 2013
The rumor really is spreading.
: A Bitch stabbed 3 people over a XBOX ? in BRIDGEVIEW @ Walmart on Harlem . she was way too Blood
— DEVIN DOPER (@Kingdevv) December 3, 2013