Skip to comments.New dad lured into fatal robbery after arranging to meet men to buy iPad listed on Craigslist
Posted on 12/08/2013 11:36:36 AM PST by armydawg505
An Iraq veteran who thought he was buying an iPad as a Christmas present after responding to a Craigslist posting, has been shot dead in an Indianapolis parking lot by the fake sellers. New-dad Jim Vester, 32, was lured to an address on Wednesday in the west side of the city and brothers Tyron Kincade, 19, and Tyshaune Kincade, 18, have been arrested after Vester was shot dead leaving behind his one-year-old son, Gavin and wife, Jamie. In the wake of the senseless murder, nearly 1,500 people have donated $58,000 to a YouCaring.com fundraiser set up by Vester's family for the man described as a 'great cook, loving father and faithful man.' 'He would drop everything and cross town to help you and your family,' friend Master Sgt. Jerry Wurm said.
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The names told me all I needed to know.
Bass turds. I won’t go no where near “Craigslist”. Too many people who go there end up dead.
What a waste of lives.
Some years back on a hobby/interest board, a “youth” (new member, never heard of him before) posted a message expressing interest in purchasing memorabilia and asking the respondent to meet him at a certain place and time. I was suspicious of this “youth” and hope that the person being addressed ignored the invitation.
It’s getting so you can’t trust black people
Bullets to the head is much cheaper than years and years of supporting these scum with tax payers money.
Why is the fact that he’s a veteran relevant to the story?
I believe Je$$e Jack$on said there are too many black men in prison. What does he propose we do with these types when they commit these types of crimes?
Let me guess . . . hmmmmm . . . gotta' be a koinki-dink, huh?
When you shake the cubes in BOGGLE, you get a name like Tyshaune
Any evidence of a hate crime? Huh?
These DailyMail has offices in this country along with its questionable journalistic practices ; but the stories ARE normally also in US papers.
Have Jesse and Al gotten to Indy yet, or is the storm delaying them?
Moral of the story never meet anyone on Craigslist in the projects.
If you do chose to meet someone from Craigslist, meet them in an open public place like the food court at the mall in an affluent area.
Oh, bring your CCW just in case.
Per local media, the victim was carrying.
Surprised a military guy got ambushed.
FWIW the area this took place is not the hood, more like the border zone.
I’ll second that.
This wasn’t the projects, it was in Wayne Twp on the west side, west of Speedway. Kind of a mixed area nationality wise, old white folks, some blacks and hispanics, some younger white people.
Just follow them home and see what you have.
Such a senseless act. Prayers offered for the family.
I’ve bought and sold tons of stuff on Craigslist, with nary a problem. Millions of items are sold there everyday. Just use common sense, and I doubt there’s any higher incidents of crime than anywhere else.
That he was a veteran is relevant because it suggests that a life of evident value and valor was ended, by a pair of worthless scum, for no damn good reason.
They should never again walk as free men. This was premeditated, and the full weight of the military should be brought upon them.
>>Why is the fact that hes a veteran relevant to the story?
Because, in today’s media, that’s the only way they value a white man’s life. If he wasn’t a veteran, then young Tyrone and Tashaunne (or whatever his stupid pseudo-african name is) would be getting the “they was choir boys who loved their mother” treatment.
Wait til' you see their Facebook pages:
Such bright futures, these two young scholars...
CR is no different than newspaper classifieds (almost vanished now) or eBay.
Craig Newmark gets trashed on FR because he supports lib politicians. Which is true, but by FR standards you can find a reason to boycott nearly any commercial venture or internet portal.
Thanks for the clarification.
The story states that the victim thought of it as “not the best of areas”. In any event, I think the advice to meet in a neutral, public place is the best precaution.
Craigslist is probably the best buy and sell site there is.
I've made dozens of seamless transactions on Craigslist.
If you are that afraid, ya better lock the door to your bedroom and stay there.
Got any stats? I've bought and sold on CL without any problems at all.
I wouldn’t trust anyone I didn’t know. Especially anyone named Tyshaune.
God has a special treat for these murderous viruses, I think.
I’d love to know the full scoop. This guy was a war vet and was carrying a gun per local news.
Must have been an ambush he failed to detect.
I went to high school with Jim, and my grandmother works with his mom at the hospital. It still saddens me every time I think about it and I didn’t even know him that well. But he was a good guy, and a new Christian last I saw him some 8ish years ago.
Incidentally, this did show up in local newspapers and tv broadcasts. Not sure what I think of the fact that a paper across the pond picked this up.
Flashing gang signs.
A more local paper gives a lot more detail ...
Lizton Guardsman slain buying iPad, police say
“Never agree to meet anywhere except in a McDonalds or some other public place.”
Yes, the more crowded the better.
If you see an advertisement on Ebay, Craigslist, or wherever for an Apple product at a bargain price, something is not right. The merchandise is most likely stolen, damaged in some way or fake.
Repeat: Apple does NOT discount their products. You want a 32GB Wi-Fi Ipad Air with Retina display? It's going to cost you $599 at every legitimate venue. Get used to it.
I hate that this guy got killed looking for a bargain on an iPad. May the killers be convicted and tortured for the rest of their lives. But damn, this guy should have just bought a Kindle Fire or something if he couldn't afford to buy the iPad at list price.
I say once again. Apple does NOT discount their pricing. What you see online is what you should expect to pay. If you see a price that is lower and need to drive to some sketchy neighborhood to close the deal, something is WRONG.
As have I. The media love these CL murder stories because they loath Craig's List and the damage it's done to want-ad revenues.
Like anything else in life, situational awareness is called for. If the ad sounds too good to be true, it probably is. If the buyer or seller on the other end of the phone is speaking in an incomprehensible ebonics babble (as these two geniuses surely were), red lights should start flashing. If your GPS is taking you to the ghetto, red lights should start flashing.
I'm guessing there were many voices in the back of Vester's head telling him something didn't seem right and he chose to ignore them.
Craigslist = hunting over bait......
Sad story, prayers for this guys family and friends.
Round up everyone in their family, from third cousins and in-laws down.
Then, employ the practice of decimation. That will make families think hard about keeping their relatives in line.
African names=ghetto vermin trash.
I don’t even like having certain people working around my house because if they hate me because I am white they could hurt my house or me
Meanwhile, the violent crime rate in England (source of the daily U.S. crime news) is higher per capita than in the U.S.A., and the U.K. continues to be rapidly saturated with violent rapists and murderers from the Middle East.
I am not sure what the guy thought he was getting, but I wonder how he could conclude that a couple of black youths were going to sell him an iPad that was anything but stolen. He had to suspect that it was. Unless he was going to steal it from them and return it to the rightful owner, he had no business trying to buy it. Receiving stolen property is a felony.
An interesting aside: I know a woman who was buying what she thought was a MacBook Air. She looked at it, it was in a Best Buy box, wrapped in bubble wrap, had the Apple logo on it. The guy, who coincidentally was black, wanted only two hundred dollars for it. She gave him the money, and after he gave her the box, she found out that it was two ceramic floor tiles taped together with electrical tape, and a convincing-looking Apple sticker. It was a mite awkward to ask her what the perp looked like, because she was black herself.
I looked at their fb pix.
Bunch of punk gangsters.
They posted pix of themselves and their friends throwing gang signs and flipping the bird.
Re: the Craigslist sale
They premeditated the crime, then added murder to the initial robbery.
Try em and fry em or give em the needle.
There is no such thing as senseless violence. There is always a motive.