Don’t believe everything you read on Facebook. The police were alerted today that the below post was circulating Facebook. It alleged that two individuals were pretending to be homeless and allegedly attacked a 33 year old single mother with a knife. This post was created by a Facebook user who apparently went to a school in Zimbabwe.
Chambersburg Police Department Released the Following
The individual who posted this message is Brian Muchabaiwa. Brian lists in his profile that he went to Mufakose 4 High School. An internet search shows this school is located in Zimbabwe, Africa. The information that is being shared is not accurate for the Chambersburg Area.
The individuals pictured in the posts are not in the Chambersburg Area attacking people.
The Chambersburg Police Department works hard to provide the public with accurate and timely information about crime in Chambersburg utilizing CRIMEWATCH. Before sharing posts on FACEBOOK, the Chambersburg Police Department asks that individuals verify the truthfulness of the information.
Sharing news of this nature can be helpful if it is factual, but news of this nature that is false can cause undue fear and anxiety. When in doubt, contact the Chambersburg Police Department at 717-264-4131 or through CRIMEWATCH.
Sourced via CRIMEWATCH®: https://franklin.crimewatchpa.com/chambersburgpd/21193/cases/facebook-disinformation