A new warning is circling around social media warning Louisianians to not touch or pick up any piece of fruit found sitting on a gas pump.

So, what's the big deal?

Is this actually a thing or is it the start of new Urban Legend?

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How To Stay Safe At Stations

We should always be aware of our surroundings no matter where we are.

Gas stations are just one of many places that are a necessity for us to regularly frequent, and staying alert and aware should always be a top priority.

Staying safe at gas stations involves being mindful of several potential hazards, including fire risks, personal safety, and health concerns.

Keep an eye on your surroundings and be cautious of any suspicious activity.

Lock your car when you go inside to pay or use the restroom.

Especially if you are refueling at night, use well-lit and busy gas stations.

Do not leave valuables in plain sight in your vehicle.

Also, always pay attention to the credit/debit card slots and be on the lookout for card skimmers. It's a good idea to skip paying at the pump and actually go inside to prepay for your gas, avoiding the possibility of a card skimmer all together.

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Are Drug Dealers Really Putting Fruit On Gas Pumps?

Right now there are multiple websites from around the country warning people about what seeing fruit on a gas pump means.

As far as we can tell, this seems to have all started from an Instagram post by @djdannyhill.

According to DJ Danny Hill, if you see fruit sitting on top of a gas pump, don't touch it.

He claims that by picking up the fruit, you're actually signaling a nearby drug dealer that you want to buy what he's selling.

The apple and the orange supposedly represents two different types of drugs, although it's not explained what drugs the different fruits represent.

Hill says that, if you pick up the fruit and you're not looking to score "you're in a world of hurt."

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Is there any truth to this, or could this be the clever start to a new Urban Legend?

A quick search on the internet only seems to bring up numerous website posts from around the U.S. that all point back to DJ Danny Hill's original Instagram video.

We searched snopes.com and as of now, there hasn't been anything posted about drug dealers leaving fruit on gas station pumps.

It's also of note that DJ Danny Hill is also a comedian, so...

What I found interesting about this whole thing is, about a month ago I stopped at a gas station on Ambassador Caffery in Lafayette to get gas and, I actually noticed an apple sitting on top of a gas pump.

It struck me as a little odd at first, and I remember thinking "I wonder if anyone would actually grab that and eat it?"

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John Matychuk via Unsplash.com

So, at this point, we can't confirm or debunk the rumor of drug dealers leaving fruit on gas pumps.

Either way, best rule of thumb is, if you see fruit on a gas pump...just leave it alone.

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