Another semi-canibalistic hoax? Lima fat gangs

November 23, 2009

I kid you not, this story appeared this week on the CBS news website. Perhaps they’ve got a nine-year-old kid sitting in the chief reporter’s chair. Anyway, as of today they had not taken this story down.

LIMA, Peru, Nov. 21, 2009

A Peruvian Black Market in Human Fat?

Medical Experts Dispute Lima Police Claims That Gang Murdered Victims, Drained Fat From Bodies to Sell to Cosmetic Makers

Yep, the lead says it all really, but still CBS decided it was worth running this garbage as if it could some how be credible.

It has all the hallmarks of an urban myth and is the same sort of hoax as Baby Herbal Soup (been there, done that, it’s all over).

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