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Claim: Video shows a 2-year-old girl who had been given the drug Ecstasy.
Examples: [Collected on the Internet, July 2007]
Origins: The above-linked video clip showing a toddler in a van rolling her eyes back in her head (and otherwise acting oddly) caused on a furor in
A group of young women videotaped themselves laughing at a toddler and joking that the child had taken Ecstasy, though it's unclear whether the tot had actually been given the drug, authorities said.However, after local law enforcement authorities and the FBI appealed to the public for help in tracking down the persons shown in the video, they were able to determine that the Ecstasy rumor was not true
The video, which appeared on the Internet, runs 2 minutes,
"Cookie, stop rolling, girl," she said. "You shouldn't have popped no x."
Houston police say the YouTube clip that appears to show a two-year-old girl on ecstasy is nothing but a hoax. In the video you hear womenAdditional information:
Police in Houston say the girl was showing off a trick she learned from watching a horror movie.
The young women told an investigator that they got bored during a return trip from Padre Island and were playing with the little girl, who was following instructions to roll her eyes back, said
The teenager who shot the video tried to explain how it got out of hand.
"My friend had put it on YouTube as 'Rolling, Rolling, Rolling,' then someone made it into 'Mother feeds her baby ecstasy,' and then someone else made it."
Doctors have found no evidence that the child was given the dangerous drug.
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