What a CROC !... Tennessee Police: We Were Joking About Meth Gators

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After creating a nationwide panic over an infestation of "meth gators" in public sewage systems, a Tennessee police department has backpedaled on a warning that flushing drugs down toilets can turn alligators into meth-fueled monsters.

"Let us be perfectly clear: the meth gator was a humorous illustration used to highlight the dangers of flushing drugs and other substances down your toilet," the Loretto Police Department writes on Facebook. "Alas, the meth-gator is not real. Let's say that again: THE METH GATOR IS NOT (at this time) REAL."

The clarification came after the department spent a week fielding calls from all over the world about the alleged meth gators following an earlier Facebook post. Now the Loretto P.D. is turning the debacle into something positive -- it's planning on selling "meth gator" T-shirts to raise money for charity.

What's the craziest urban legend you've heard that others believe is true?

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