A Craigslist deal went wrong July 13 when the “seller” ran off with the victim’s cash, Seattle Crime reports. The victim responded to an ad on Craigslist for a $280 iPhone 3GS and they decided to meet up that evening.
The victim agreed to meet the seller at 23rd and Jackson around 9:00 p.m., and brought two friends along for the meet up.
When the victim met up with the suspect, the suspect said he “needed the money to be hand[ed] over to him prior to handing the phone because he had been robbed” before, according to a police report.
The victim (sigh) handed the suspect the money “expecting that the suspect would give him the iPhone,” the report says.
Instead, the supect ran off.
The victim chased the suspect but lost him near 25th and Washington.
a fool and his money are soon parted
Call me cynical, but I would never agree to meet any Craigslist buyer or seller at 23rd & Jackson at 9 pm, even with two friends along. Brightly lit, public places, are the only way to go.
Let’s assume that this guy wanted to buy merchandise that a normal person would assume is stolen. So the criminal is conned by a criminal. There is no victim. If you want an iphone – go to the apple store. This criminal got what he deserved.
why does the Ad lump McGinn and Eyman together….you may be FOR the tunnel, but that comparison is dumb, and misleading, and turns me off.
Amen to that.