"IMPORTANT INFORMATION"

Subject: Spunkball Warning

5-27-04-------Allstate Insurance Co. Alert
Please keep all windows rolled up when stopped at traffic lights, as only cars with windows down are being targeted Groups of teenagers have been caught, in alarming numbers, playing a new and dangerous game called SPUNKBALL. Spunkball consists of a group of teens in a car, pulling up to a stoplight, and looking around for a car stopped near-by, with an open window.When one is spotted, the teens shout, "SPUNKBALL", an throw a gasoline soaked rag, that has been wrapped in aluminum foil through the open window. On the outside of the foil is attached a small firecracker with the fuse lit. When the firecracker explodes, it shreds the foil, and the rag is ignited, causing a large flame, that may catch the interior of the car on fire. Spunkball playing has already claimed two lives, caused uncountable injuries due to burns, and thousands of dollars in damages to automobiles. The best defense, say authorities, is to keep all windows rolled up when stopped at traffic lights, as only cars with windows down are being targeted. If you are at a red light and hear a shout of "SPUNKBALL", and notice something come flying in your window, the best thing to do, is have all passengers, immediately exit the vehicle. " DO NOT " try to retrieve the object, as it will ignite once the firecracker explodes.
PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO EVERYONE YOU CARE ABOUT, and KEEP YOUR WINDOWS SHUT, (especially at stop signs or traffic lights) Allstate Insurance Co.