Michigan Sherrif's Office Duped by Onion Satire

“In a four-paragraph release sent to area news organizations Tuesday, the sheriff department reported the investigation of several complaints of possible telemarketing fraud in the area, especially targeted at the elderly…. Detective Dan Nichols, who wrote the release, said Tuesday he did collect some of the information from The Onion, not knowing it was a humor publication.” —Michigan Sherrif’s Office Duped by Onion SatireBattle Creek Enquirer)