Re: Organ Thieves at Large?

Mon, 27 Aug 1956 16:37:12 +0000

World Homeless Union wrote:
> ----Original Message Follows----
> Date: Sat, 18 Apr 98 18:14:18 CDT
> From: "Barb E. Payne" <>
> Subject: Warning: Organ Thieves at Large
> Date: Wed, 15 Apr 1998 16:01:14 -0500 (CDT)
> From: "Marcia A. Rutledge" <>
>         Hi Barb!  I have heard this before but I wanted to pass
> it on! You may know someone who travels constantly and isn't
> aware of this problem.  Do pass it on.  Talk to you soon!
>         Marcia
> << This story came from the  "DailyTexan" - the  University of
> Texas newspaper. Apparently it occurred during Fall  Premier-a UT
> tradition that is a celebration of the end of  midterms.
>  "Reason to not party anymore"-
> This guy went out last Saturday night to a party.  He  was having
> a good time, had a couple of beers and some girl seemed to like
> him and invited him to go to another party.  He quickly agreed
> and decided to go along with her.
> She took him to a party in some apartment and they continued to
> drink, and even got involved with some other drugs  (unknown
> which). The next thing he knew, he woke up completely naked in
> a bathtub filled with ice.  He was still feeling the effects of
> the drugs, but looked around to see he was alone. He looked down
> at his chest, which  had "CALL 911 OR YOU WILL DIE" written on it
> in lipstick. He saw a  phone was on a stand next to the tub, so
> he picked it up and dialed.
> He explained to the EMS operator what the situation was and that
> he didn't know where he was, what he took, or why he was really
> calling.
> She advised him to get  out of the tub. He did, and she asked him
> to look himself over in  the mirror.
> He did, and appeared normal, so she told him to check his back.
> He did, only to find two 9 inch slits on his lower back. She told
> him to get back in the tub immediately, and they sent a rescue
> team over.
> Apparently, after being examined, he found out more of  what had
> happened. His kidneys were stolen.  They are worth 10,000 dollars
> each on the black  market. (I was unaware this even existed.)
> Several guesses are in order: The second party was a sham, the
> people involved had to be at least medical students, and it was
> not just recreational drugs he was given.
> Regardless, he is currently in the  hospital on life support,
> awaiting a spare kidney. The University of Texas in  conjunction
> with Baylor University Medical Center is conducting tissue
> research to match the sophomore student with a donor. I wish to
> warn you about a new crime ring that is targeting business
> travelers. This ring is well organized, well funded, has very
> skilled personnel, and is currently in most major cities and
> recently very active in New Orleans.
> The crime begins when a business traveler goes to a lounge for a
> drink at the end of the work day.  A person in the bar walks up
> as they sit alone and offers to buy them a drink. The last thing
> the traveler remembers until they wake up in a hotel room bath
> tub, their body submerged to their neck in ice, is sipping that
> drink. There is a note taped to the wall instructing them not to
> move and to call 911.  A phone is on a small table next to the
> bathtub for them to call.
> The business traveler calls 911 who have become  quite familiar
> with this crime.  The business traveler is instructed by the 911
> operator to very slowly and carefully reach behind them and feel
> if there is a tube protruding from their lower back.  The
> business traveler finds the tube and answers, "Yes."  The 911
> operator tells them to remain still, having already sent
> paramedics to help. The operator knows that both of the business
> traveler's kidneys have been harvested.
> This is not a scam or out of a science fiction novel, it is real.
> It is documented and confirmable.  If you travel or someone close
> to you travels, please be careful.
> Sadly, this is very true.  My husband is a Houston
> Firefighter/EMT and they have received alerts regarding this
> crime ring.  It is to be taken very seriously.
> The daughter of a friend of a fellow firefighter had this happen
> to her.  Skilled doctor's are performing these crimes! (which, by
> the way have been highly noted in the Las Vegas area).
> Additionally, the military has received alerts regarding this.
> This story blew me away.  I really want as many people to see
> this as possible so please bounce this to whoever you can.
> Michele Shafer - DML/Lab Administration
> Medical Manager Research & Development
> 15151 N.W. 99th Street
> Alachua, Florida  32615
> Tel. (904) 462-2148
> Fax (904) 462-1505
> Is this not one of the scariest things you have ever
> I heard of? PLEASE forward this to everyone you know.>>
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