Fwd: new kid trick they are playing
May 26, 2004 03:55 PDT
Worth reading anyway.
May your day be blessed.
N. P. J. F. F.R.O.G. P.U.S.H.
Wed, 26 May 2004 03:14:54 +0000
From: "Ted Barwinski" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: new kid trick they are playing
Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 23:14:45 -0400
This comes from Allstate Insurance Company:
Please keep all windows rolled up when stopped at traffic lights, as
only cars with windows down are being targeted. Groups of teenagers have
been caught, in alarming numbers, playing a new and dangerous game
called SPUNKBALL. Spunkball consists of a group of teens in a car
pulling up to a stoplight, and looking around for a car stopped near by
with an open window. When one is spotted, the teens shout, "SPUNKBALL",
and throw a gasoline soaked rag that has been wrapped in aluminum foil
through the open window. On the outside of the foil attached a small
firecracker, with the fuse lit. When the firecracker explodes, it shreds
the foil, and the rag is ignited causing a large flame that may catch
the interior of the car on fire. Spunkball playing has already claimed
two lives, caused uncountable injuries due to burns, and caused
thousands of dollars in damage to automobiles. The best defense, say
authorities, is to keep all windows rolled up when stopped at traffic
lights, as only cars
with windows down are being targeted.
If you are at a red light and hear a shout of "SPUNKBALL", and notice
something come flying in your window, the best thing to do is to have
all passengers immediately exit the vehicle. DO NOT try to retrieve the
object, as it will ignite once the firecracker explodes.
PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO EVERYONE YOU CARE ABOUT and KEEP YOUR CAR
WINDOWS SHUT (especially at a stop sign or traffic lights).