TROY, Mich. – The Troy Police Department says a social media rumor that went viral this week appears to be a hoax.
A post claiming that a woman was attacked with chloroform at a gas station in Troy appears to be a hoax, according to police.
"The social media rumor about a woman being assaulted with chloroform in Troy appears to be a HOAX. We have received no such reports," Troy police tweeted on Friday.
"Please spread the word as this type of thing encourages unwarranted fear/insecurity." the department also tweeted.
The viral post was shared more than 1,000 times before being deleted Friday morning after Troy police dispelled the rumors.