- The Washington Times - Friday, March 1, 2013

If the District’s fire chief resigned, it’s doubtful that Wikipedia would be the website to break the news.

But in an apparent prank, the erroneous information was added to Wikipedia’s web page on Chief Kenneth Ellerbe.

“On February 28, 2013 at 8pm, Chief Kenneth Ellerbe notified Mayor Vincent Gray of his intent to resign from his position as Fire Chief,” the entry read. Citing supposed sources in Mayor Gray’s office, the resignation was to take effect that same day.


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A spokesman for the District’s mayor confirmed that Chief Ellerbe has indeed, not resigned. The entry was made as an apparent prank, said spokesman Pedro Ribeiro, noting that the false information was edited into the chief’s web page from a D.C. government computer.

Asked if officials would try to get to the bottom of who authored the entry, Mr. Ribiero said, “We’ve got better things to do.”



Chief Ellerbe did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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