“Despite claims on social media, the “Louisville Purge” scheduled for Friday was a hoax.
“The rumor stemmed from a teen prankster who thought it would be funny to tweet about Kentucky authorities allowing crime to run rampant for one night only, according to a Courier Journal report.
“A poster that circulated Instagram, Twitter and Facebook in the past week said the alleged Louisville Purge would start at 8 p.m. on Friday and continue until 6:30 a.m. Saturday.
“The hoaxed produced nary a violent crime, but Louisville Metro Police had a word with the teen who started the whole debacle anyway.”
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