At around 4:00am this morning, the Ottawa Sun sent the Internet into flames with reports of Sidney Crosby being arrested:
— Canoe.ca Sports (@CanoeSport) September 3, 2014
Here are screen grabs of the story long since removed:
Within an hour, every major hockey outlet in North America was on Defcon 1. Turns out it was a random hoax.
Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau says report of NHL star Sidney Crosby's arrest is false. "We have had no dealings with Mr. Crosby."
— CP24 (@CP24) September 3, 2014
How does something like this even run? Best of luck to the editor who decided to run with this story.