No, the Knoxville ‘human centipede’ story isn’t real

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Knoxville police have confirmed an article circulating on social media claiming a Knoxville man was on the run after creating a ‘human centipede’ is in fact fake.

Several viewers called and messaged WATE 6 On Your Side Friday asking if the article claiming a Knoxville man was on the run after committing heinous crimes. 

“Fake story from a hoax site”, said Knoxville Police Department Deputy Chief Gary Holliday when WATE asked about a viral article making the rounds on social media. 

The article comes from a site, appearing to mimic USA Today’s aesthetic and website URL in order to appear as legitimate. The real USA Today’s website URL is

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