DES MOINES – Some Iowans, including Local 5, are receiving robocalls from what appears to be a white supremacist group using Mollie Tibbetts’ death for a negative political message.
The call says, in part, “The body of 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts was found in a cornfield after she was stabbed to death by an invader from Mexico. A biological hybrid of white and savage Aztec ancestors, who also killed with knives during their mass human sacrifices on top of pyramids they didn’t build.”
Local 5 received the call Tuesday night. The group named at the end of the call is The Road to Power. Local 5 contacted the Attorney General’s office, who monitors and looks into robocalls. A spokesman for the office said, “the call is repulsive, but we don’t have enough information to determine whether it’s illegal.”
The call is a non-commercial call, so some rules about robocalls may not apply, according to the Attorney General’s office. The office is looking into its options. So far, no other complaints other than the email Local 5 sent have been filed with the Attorney General.
If you do not want your number on a robocall list, add it to the National Do Not Call Registry by going to this site or calling 1-888-382-1222.