Right now, memes featuring a supposed news paper article stating "SUICIDE WOMAN TALKS COP INTO JUMPING WITH HER!" are going around. For example:

Suicide Woman Talks Cop into Jumping with Her

More examples (not displayed as images to save space, original URLs credited, but some linked to SE imgur):

Is there any truth to this? Did someone really convince a police officer sent out to help them avoid suicide to commit suicide together?


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This story is from the October 25, 1994 issue of the Weekly World News, page 2: enter image description here

The Weekly World News had a reputation for posting outrageous stories made up from whole cloth.

While I cannot prove that this particular story is false, I can give you some context to show the level of journalistic standards held by this publication. This same issue also included such stories as:

  • 65-million-year-old lug nut discovered in Arizona!
  • Dad breaks croc's neck with his bare hands!
  • Security guard superglues burglar to wall!
  • Two bandits stick up the same bank at the same time!
  • Hot-blooded lady Bigfoot stalking farm worker!
  • Ancient writings reveal Egyptian pharaoh flew in alien spaceship!
  • Japan's secret plan to launch their junk cars into orbit
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    How can you mention WWN stories and not include their most spectacularly successful invention, Batboy?
    – barbecue
    Commented Aug 4, 2020 at 17:57
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    covid-boredom now has me wanting to look into that "Hot-blooded lady Bigfoot" one Commented Aug 5, 2020 at 13:15
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    WWN was to journalism what WWE is to sports.
    – barbecue
    Commented Aug 5, 2020 at 13:50
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    Now we'll need to post 7 more questions
    – stackzebra
    Commented Aug 5, 2020 at 18:15
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    @Acccumulation "Hot-blooded" is meant in the figurative sense here, meaning "lustful". The story about two robbers claimed that two independent bank robbers happened to show up to rob the same bank at exactly the same time, with each of them expecting to be the only robber there. That seems rather farfetched to me. Commented Aug 11, 2020 at 21:44

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