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Craigslist Auto Sale Ends With Man's Kidnapping
The Smoking Gun ^ | May 15, 2013

Posted on 05/15/2013 3:38:00 PM PDT by EveningStar

A Maine teenager who advertised his BMW for sale on Craigslist was forced into the vehicle’s trunk at gunpoint and taken on an eight-hour drive to Delaware by a man who masqueraded as a purchaser, The Smoking Gun has learned.

After posting his online ad last month, Alexander Filatov, 19, was contacted by Travis Landry, who said he was interested in buying the grey 2004 sedan. Landry, 29, directed Filatov to meet him at the Motel 6 in Portland where he was staying.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: craigslist; kidnapping

1 posted on 05/15/2013 3:38:00 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar
... directed Filatov to meet him at the Motel 6 in Portland where he was staying.

There's your clue.

2 posted on 05/15/2013 3:40:13 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: EveningStar

“We’ll leave the light on for ya.”


3 posted on 05/15/2013 3:43:04 PM PDT by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the Muskets of the 21st Century. Free men need not ask permission.)
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To: EveningStar

I think anyone who does business on Craigslist is NUTS!

That place is like New Texas without BraveStarr and ThirtyThirty...


4 posted on 05/15/2013 3:45:06 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (To attempt to have intercourse with a hornet's nest is a very bad idea)
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To: EveningStar

“Filatov, who emigrated from Russia to Maine nine years ago....”

Welcome to my country....


5 posted on 05/15/2013 3:48:44 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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To: freedumb2003

I’ll have to tell my wife that. We met on Craigslist in 2006.


6 posted on 05/15/2013 3:51:13 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: freedumb2003
I think anyone who does business on Craigslist is NUTS! That place is like New Texas without BraveStarr and ThirtyThirty...

I've done it before. Always meet at a public place, preferably one that has security cameras and a guard on patrol. Walmart and Target are excellent. It's also a good idea to send a friend the listing and the meet-up location. Given that every internet posting has a home address permanently recorded and readily accessible by law enforcement, it's an easy matter to find out the other end of the transaction.

7 posted on 05/15/2013 3:53:22 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: EveningStar

5secondsurvival, Tim Larkin’s company as advertised on Glenn Beck (which I purchased) explains how to defend yourself by immediately causing incapacitating injury either in the eye socket, the neck, or the groin. I’m 61 and never knew these techniques. This young Russian fellow could have used it right when the gun was shown, as he was very liable to be killed by this monster at some point. That gun-showing was the signal to go for the put-down.


8 posted on 05/15/2013 3:54:36 PM PDT by jobim (.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Seriously? From my experience, craigslist personals were all spam and whores


9 posted on 05/15/2013 3:54:39 PM PDT by varyouga
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To: EveningStar
IN RUSSIA, USED CAR SELLS YOU.
10 posted on 05/15/2013 3:55:13 PM PDT by SIDENET
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To: EveningStar

Craigslist is increasingly becoming a potential “list” of crime victims,for anyone who wants to add his/her name.


11 posted on 05/15/2013 3:55:17 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: varyouga
Seriously? From my experience, craigslist personals were all spam and whores

I wish I had known that back when I was single.

WOO!

12 posted on 05/15/2013 3:56:18 PM PDT by SIDENET
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To: freedumb2003

“I think anyone who does business on Craigslist is NUTS!”

I think anyone who kidnaps a Russian is NUTS!


13 posted on 05/15/2013 3:56:26 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: varyouga

For me, it was mostly Whores who liked Spam.
Cheap date, except for the sex.....


14 posted on 05/15/2013 3:57:51 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: jobim

I don’t know, I’m skeptical about some of those techniques, especially the mass marketed ones. Yes, those are prime targets to disable someone, but they are also areas of the body where you have the strongest instinctual reflexes to defend, because they are so vulnerable. Even before your brain realizes it’s in a fight, your reflexes cause your head to drop to protect the throat and make it harder to get at the eyes. The groin’s a pretty good target of opportunity though.


15 posted on 05/15/2013 4:00:58 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: varyouga

...and half the whores were really undercover cops!


16 posted on 05/15/2013 4:02:34 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: EveningStar
"Investigators tracked Landry to Killeen, Texas, where he stayed with a school teacher he had met online. The woman told cops that Landry was driving a grey BMW with Maine plates and carried a Glock handgun. Before leaving her home, Landry allegedly stole the woman’s debit card, iPad, camera, and vacuum cleaner. While in Killeen, Landry also reportedly reunited with his estranged wife."

Seems like the perp was quite the ladies' man. Though, driving a BMW does tend to help in that department.

17 posted on 05/15/2013 4:06:44 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Zhang Fei
we've sold cars and bought a rocking chair, a garage refrigerator, silver coins,printer plus other stuff....bought a small used boat....

its the wave of the future and its a great thing because its trade without the middle man.

18 posted on 05/15/2013 4:08:30 PM PDT by cherry
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s funny. Your wife and I have been getting together on C’sList for several years now. I especially like that small mole she has on her left bre..........


19 posted on 05/15/2013 4:08:49 PM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: varyouga

No, no, you’re right. His wife was a whore on Craig’s List. A very good one too.


20 posted on 05/15/2013 4:10:08 PM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Zhang Fei

Arrange to meet in the parking lot of your local police precinct.


21 posted on 05/15/2013 4:11:04 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: EveningStar

Main reason I will never sell anything via Craig’s List.


22 posted on 05/15/2013 4:14:11 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Gator113

“Ave Good Day...”


23 posted on 05/15/2013 4:20:40 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Doc Savage

Wow you just called his wife a whore. You’ve got class.


24 posted on 05/15/2013 4:22:24 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do uwhen I have a fire.)
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To: EveningStar
This story is remarkably the same as a case here in Southern Ontario that has rivetted everyone’s attention. Unfortunately, this case did not have a happy conclusion.... Pray for Tim's wife and baby daughter.http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/05/15/i-am-broken-tim-bosmas-wife-gives-first-statement-since-husbands-murder/
25 posted on 05/15/2013 4:44:08 PM PDT by hecticskeptic
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26 posted on 05/15/2013 4:49:31 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: dfwgator

I sold a Cadillac Escalade on Craigslist.

The buyer and his wife were really nice people, and after doing the deal at a Federal Credit Union, they even drove me to a vehicle rental place so I could drive home.


27 posted on 05/15/2013 4:49:35 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: Doc Savage

No, that’s your sister. Time for new glasses....


28 posted on 05/15/2013 4:57:55 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: Boogieman

“Though, driving a BMW does tend to help in that department.”

And a vacuum cleaner - don’t forget that!


29 posted on 05/15/2013 5:02:16 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: Boogieman

The dudes a real operator. But looks like he will be behind bars soon, he is leaving a trail.


30 posted on 05/15/2013 5:19:34 PM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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To: Zhang Fei

Craigslist is great but you gotta gotta use some real common sense for protection.


31 posted on 05/15/2013 5:32:02 PM PDT by sheana
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To: 21twelve

Arrested in North Carolina


32 posted on 05/15/2013 5:33:28 PM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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To: freedumb2003

Craigslist has wiped out 80% of the profit from newspaper classifieds. Since most of those entities are liberal supporters, you have to give Craigslist a huge amount of credit.


33 posted on 05/15/2013 5:41:08 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: 21twelve

True, what women wouldn’t love a man that shows up with his own vacuum?


34 posted on 05/15/2013 5:48:58 PM PDT by Boogieman
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