An alleged hoax that went viral on social media had many drivers fired up.
According to 9NEWS, an offensive sign was allegedly posted at the Stampede Truck Stop on Highway 85 in Evans, Colorado that read:
“Truckers are welcome to purchase fuel, parts and fluids for trucks here in our store, HOWEVER if it appears you are making repairs or you have your hood open on our property you will be arrested for trespassing! This goes for all truckers, but especially if you are of Mexican descent.”
9NEWS and a local paper, the Greenley Tribune, investigated the incident and found that the sign was all an alleged hoax.
Evans Police also investigated the sign incident and said that truck stop owners and employees did not post the sign, however, Evans Police did acknowledged the signs were posted around the business on Saturday. The signs were all removed by Sunday.
Employees at the truck stop told 9NEWS they believed that the signs were a result of an on-going feud between the truck stop and a trucking company.
“We’ve looked into this with Evans police. They believe it’s part of an ongoing dispute between a truck stop and a trucking company, and the manager assured officers their employees did not post the notice. Officers say it has since been removed. We will stay in touch with Evans PD in case the story changes,” KUSA 9 News reported.
“Employees inside the store refused to comment or state their names. One employee handed her phone to the reporter and the woman on the other end also refused to state her name, but she said: ‘Nobody at the store — employees or myself — have posted any notes there. We found them ourselves. Someone posted them up and stuck them in the store. Whoever it is has a vendetta. Nobody else has any comment.'” the Greenley Tribune reported.