Was Lil Terio really kidnapped? Is Sharkeisha Thompson dead? A new post on Huzlers.com purports the young Vine video star, known for his "Oooh kill em" dance, was kidnapped this week outside of a local mall. However, these reports are completely false. Lil Terio was not kidnapped. Unfortunately, however, the kidnapping rumor is spreading quickly on social media as many fans of the young Vine video sensation are concerned about the well-being of the boy.
At this time no other news sources are reporting the story of Lil Terio being kidnapped. This serves as a good indicator that the story is false. In addition, the website, Huzler.com, which is little more than a week old itself, has published several other rumors that are going viral on the web, including one about WorldStarHipHop sensation, Sharkeisha Thompson.
Over the weekend the Huzlers website purported that the sucker punching tough girl Sharkeisha Thompson had been killed in a drive-by shooting. This story, however, is also false. Nevertheless, Sharkeisha, who earned more than her 5 minutes of fame as a result of the street fight, is still believed by many to be dead.
Rest assured though, Sharkiesha is not dead, and Lil Terio was not kidnapped. Here however, is a sample of what the Huzlers website published concerning the Vine video star's rumored disappearance.
"Vine sensation "Lil Terrio" was kidnapped today from a local mall. Moments afterwards the family of young "Lil Terrio" received a phone call from men claiming to be from the Mexican cartel gang "Caballeros Templarios" they requested $250,000 in cash or else they quoted they would "oooh kill em" . Authorities are standing by as more news unfolds."
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Though the story of Lil Terio's kidnapping has only been on the site a couple days, it's already been shared on Twitter nearly 100 times while, accruing over 5,000 likes on Facebook.
The web in becoming increasingly more filled with parody and hoax-like websites like Huzlers, and for those who are unaware of the nature of these "reports," the news can often cause great distress. Particularly when they are death hoax rumors. One rule of thumb when hearing rumors that seem a little unbelievable is to take a few minutes to Google the story. If no major news source is covering the death of the person in question, there is a good chance it's simply a hoax. The same is true with stories like the Lil Terio kidnapping tale.
If you see anyone spreading the rumor that Lil Terio was kidnapped or that WorldStarHipHop fighter Sharkeisha was killed in a drive-by shooting, perhaps point them to this article so they can get their facts straight.
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Twitter Responds To Sharkeisha Death Hoax and Lil Terio Kidnapped Rumors
“@hart_cook_2: Sharkeisha died and Terio got kidnapped