The operator knows that both of the business traveler's kidneys have been harvested.
This is not a scam or out of a science fiction novel, it is real. If you travel or someone close to you travels, please be careful.
(Which he succeeded in doing — one of the two brothers who’d arranged the sale was charged in January 1989 and sentenced to two years in jail in May of that year as a result of Koc’s testimony.
Koc received a two-year suspended sentence for his part in the illegal sale.) Yet it was not until that Koc’s concocted story about being an unwitting victim became all the rage in the British press for it was then he was called upon by a General Medical Council’s disciplinary hearing to testify in England against the doctors involved.
The crime begins when a business traveler goes to a lounge for a drink at the end of the work day.
Changes to the storyline made the victim more sympathetic by casting him as a weary business traveler who’d paused for a well-earned drink at the end of the day only to be slipped a mickey in the hotel bar.
Birth records aren’t kept for urban legends, and the pursuit of the debunker boils down to working backwards in an attempt to trace the oft-times tenuous, oft-times non-existent, thread from where it now is back to where it once was.
All of this is by way of introduction to my theory on the origins of this legend.
Dear Friends: I wish to warn you about a new crime ring that is targeting business travelers.
This ring is well organized, well funded, has very skilled personnel, and is currently in most major cities and recently very active in New Orleans.
The business traveler is instructed by the 911 operator to very slowly and carefully reach behind them and feel if there is a tube protruding from their lower back.