Wikipedia scoops police

June 28, 2007

Well, something isn’t right, unless there is a clip about time travel I missed.

This is the edit in question, I believe, by an anonymous user at IP 69.120.111.23 (Cablevision Systems in Hicksville, NY):

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Chris_Benoit&oldid=140442953

These are the user contributions, assuming this is a static IP:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/69.120.111.23

clipped from www.foxnews.com

Web Time Stamps Indicate Nancy Benoit’s Death Reported on Web at Least 13 Hours Before Police Found Bodies in Her Home
An anonymous user operating a computer traced to Stamford, Conn. — home to World Wrestling Entertainment — posted an entry to pro wrestler Chris Benoit’s biography on Wikipedia.org announcing the death of his wife Nancy at least 13 hours before police in suburban Atlanta said they found her body along with her husband’s and that of their 7-year-old son, FOXNews.com has learned.

Employees at Wikipedia.org said the posting went live on their site on Monday at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. Police, however, said they found the bodies Monday at 2:30 p.m. EDT.

The posting reads: “Chris Benoit was replaced by [[Johnny Nitro]] for the ECW Championship match at Vengeance, as Benoit was not there due to personal issues, stemming from the death of his wife Nancy.”
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