Monday, April 30, 2018

I read it on the internet...

Thus began the Twitter thread that quickly went viral.

Only there appear to be some problems...
According to the woman’s thread, the incident began after her boyfriend drove a friend to the airport in Newport News. She said he left their Norfolk home at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday for the roughly 45-minute drive to the airport. According to the airport’s website, the last flight on Tuesday was at 10:05 p.m. – a half-hour before he would have begun the drive. The next flight after that was at 5:39 a.m. the next day.
Almost nothing in the story matches up. And the tweeter hasn't replied to any of the media that have tried to contact her.

So, here's my question:

Was this an exercise in short fiction that got more attention than intended? Or did the "Boo" of the story give the OP a tale about "dropping his friend off at the airport" and a "harrowing police stop" to cover for an eight hour absence when he was off doing stuff that he didn't want his girlfriend knowing about?