BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - An online threat of an "Oildale Purge" going viral over social media caused local law enforcement to remain on high alert this weekend.
Based on the horror film franchise where a 12-hour period of allowed crime and violence is permitted (including murder), a social media rumor started spreading stating that about six o'clock Friday, a "purge" in Oildale would consist of robbing a 7 Eleven and stealing items to make methamphetamine.
Neighbors were concerned.
"All it takes is one or two radicals," said business owner Juanita Bradshaw.
Extra enforcement in Oildale will continue throughout the rest of the Labor Day weekend.
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