A story focused on rumors regarding sex trafficking at the Nebraska Crossing Outlet Mall has been deemed false.

A social media post shared on various outlets throughout the week claimed that women were injecting ketamine into people’s feet in the bathrooms at the Nebraska Crossing Outlet Mall and carrying them away for sex trafficking purposes while they were disoriented.

In a Facebook post shared July 10, Nebraska Crossing Outlets said almost an identical story was circulated last August.

“There have been numerous fabricated posts across the country with similar storylines and fake screenshots of conversations with content of this nature,” read the Nebraska Crossing Outlets post. “We want to ensure the Nebraska Crossing Outlets community that no such incident(s) have occurred at our property. We take these accusations very seriously, but more importantly, our shopper’s safety is our No. 1 priority. Please rest assured that these rumors have no substance and please assist us in helping set the record straight.”

Greg London, Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office chief deputy, called the story an old urban legend that has been recirculated many times over the years. He said the Sheriff’s Office has never taken a report of this occurrence.

“However, it should be a reminder to be vigilant about their safety, especially in public places such as shopping malls and parking lots,” London said.

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