Did A Man Really Stop a Robbery by Quoting Pulp Fiction?
Awesomely Fake 'Bad Motherfucker' Wallet Story
This one is all over Facebook: Supposedly a guy named Paul Horner foiled an attempted robbery by quoting Samuel L. Jackson's lines from Pulp Fiction.
According to the story, Paul Horner was eating at a Jonestown, AZ diner when two people robbed the place. Horner had a "Bad Motherfucker" wallet, like Jules Winnfield's in Pulp Fiction.
Paul Horner then supposedly told the robbers, "Normally, both your asses would be dead as fucking fried chicken, but you happen to pull this shit while I'm in a transitional period; so I don't wanna kill you, I wanna help you," which scared them off.
So, did this really happen?
Don't be ridiculous. Of course not.
Nobody has ever foiled a robbery by quoting Samuel L. Jackson's lines from Pulp Fiction. Just typing "Associated Press" above your fake story does not make it a real story.
To be fair, there's no indication that the site below had any intention of passing off the Pulp Fiction robbery story as real. However, we live in a world where people mistake The Onion for a real news source, so the story was passed around as if it were fact. It is not fact.
Also, a site called Super Official News will never contain official news. Why don't more people realize this?
It's pretty funny, though, and a bit surprising that it hasn't ended up in The Onion already:
Barkins said he was a little concerned about the health of Mr. Horner after the robbers had left and everyone at the restaurant was waiting around for police to arrive. "It seemed like Mr. Horner's brain had temporarily snapped. I told him that I think the cops are on their way and he said, 'I don't wanna hear about no motherf*ckin' ifs. All I wanna hear from your ass is, you ain't got no problem, Paul. I'm on the motherf*cker. Go back in there, chill them n*ggers out and wait for the cavalry which should be coming directly'. Then he started asking me questions about our food menu. He asked me about our hamburgers and if I knew what they called a Quarter Pounder with cheese in France? It was really weird, but hey, he's a hero I guess."
And, yes, the Royale-with-Cheese line originates with Vincent Vega, but Jules repeats it later ("Check out the big brain on Brett!").
Notice how Paul Horner (who sure gets around) is wearing a shirt similar to that worn by Pumpkin in the Pulp Fiction diner scenes. We're not sure if that's on purpose or not, but it's kind of funny.
Also, notice how "Paul Horner" is wearing a shirt similar to Pumpkin's.