No, Jim Carrey did NOT Visit Utica
You may have seen the story being shared on social media: actor Jim Carrey was in Utica and he had some nice things to say about our fellow residents.
According to the story from kipn14.com, this is part of what Carrey had to say:
I was in Utica, New York last week. I was actually just driving through and the car I was in started having some problems so I pulled over and was about to call the rental car company when I look up in my rear view mirror and see two cars pulling up behind me. These two guys get out and ask if I need any help. This is the kind of thing that would never happen in L.A., ya know?
One problem: the story isn't true.
Even though kipn14.com brands itself as 'Your Local News Source', it's actually a satire site. In fact, kipn14.com even has a disclaimer right on their site:
kipn14.com is an entertainment website composed mostly of articles containing satire. None of the articles on kipn14.com should be considered true and are simply works of satire meant for entertainment purposes.
As you mom probably told you, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Next time you click on something that doesn't sound quite right, take a minute to do a little digging before you hit "share" - don't spread fake news.