chaoscheebs said: Oh, jeez, I knew the story sounded blatantly false when I looked the post over, but they really just ripped it off from a movie? That's... pretty sad.
YES OH MY GOD
EDIT: LMAO EVEN THE SCREENCAP ON THE SNOPES PAGE IS FROM THE MOVIE
Seriously, they changed a FEW details, but
"Urban Legend" (which is a super fun movie if you’re into ’90s slasher movies, and stars a whole bunch of awesome late ’90s/early ’00s stars) actually opens with a young college student pulling into a gas station on a dark and stormy night. There’s no one else there but her and the attendant, who is an older white dude (played by Grima Wormtongue) with long greasy hair, a bit of a limp, a stutter, and shifty eyes (basically playing up the ableist tropes). He goes into the office to run her card and comes back out insisting that the card was declined and that he had the card company on the phone and they wanted to talk to her, despite her trying really hard to NOT go into the empty office alone with the dude giving her creepy vibes.
When she gets in there ,sure enough, she picks up the phone and there’s no one on the line. He tries to say something, but stutters and she hits him with the pepper spray she pulled out of her purse when she got out of the car and runs back to it, with him limping after her, shouting at her. And when she finally pulls away the camera stays on him long enough to hear him scream, “THERE’S SOMEONE IN YOUR BACKSEEEEEAAAAAAAT!!!”
And then she gets beheaded by the axe murderer hiding in her backseat.