Claim: Police speed camera photograph shows car blown at
Example: [Collected via e-mail, 2005]
You know those speed trap cameras police often use to catch speeders? Well, apparently one of them in New Orleans was still functioning during Hurricane Katrina and caught this
Origins: This image, purportedly of an automobile blown airborne at Hurricane Katrina’s
The storm image onto which the other components were overlaid is in fact a frame from a video of 2004’s Hurricane Charley making landfall in Florida:
Last updated: 19 September 2005
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