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An image has been circling the internet, warning the public about a night in Knoxville where there are no rules.

A post about a "Purge" on August 23 has residents concerned and has even caught the attention of law enforcement.

The movie "The Purge" came out in 2013 and is 100 percent fictional.

"It's about one night a year where all crime was made legal for about 12 hours," said Josh West, movie enthusiast. "The appeal is that, you know, people think all crime is legal and I can do whatever I want. The backside of that coin is that everyone can do whatever they want to you as well."

But the movie's theme is being taken a step further around the country. Social media posts promoting a purge were seen in Louisville last week.

"Someone posted that there would be a day of a purge where crimes would be allowed and you wouldn't be charged," said Darrell DeBusk, Knoxville Police Department spokesperson. "That certainly was not true."

Now that same post is being seen here in Knoxville and it's raising concerns.

"Someone is trying to say that Knoxville will have a purge day on August 23 and I can assure the public that we are not having a purge day and if you commit a crime, you will be charged," DeBusk said.

KPD said committing a crime isn't something to be joked about and those who take the joke too far will be prosecuted.

"Law enforcement in this country continues to fight all types of issues on social media, false rumors, a lot of misinformation and this is just another example of that," DeBusk said.

Movie enthusiasts said there are always going to be people who try to imitate what they watch on the big screen, but there will never be a point where law enforcement will back down.

"Some people will say 'I should do that' and some people will naturally say 'No, I don't think I should do that.' Personally I think there is enough real violence and chaos in the world. I don't know if we need to imitate stuff from movies," said West.

KPD said it will be a regular routine patrol night for the department.

"If for some reason some people start thinking it was legitimate, we will quickly let them know it's not and that they'll be charged," DeBusk said. "They will be arrested and transported to jail."

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