Skip to comments.Craigslist Auto Sale Ends With Man's Kidnapping
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 vehicles 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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There's your clue.
“We’ll leave the light on for ya.”
I think anyone who does business on Craigslist is NUTS!
That place is like New Texas without BraveStarr and ThirtyThirty...
“Filatov, who emigrated from Russia to Maine nine years ago....”
Welcome to my country....
I’ll have to tell my wife that. We met on Craigslist in 2006.
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.
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.
Seriously? From my experience, craigslist personals were all spam and whores
Craigslist is increasingly becoming a potential “list” of crime victims,for anyone who wants to add his/her name.
I wish I had known that back when I was single.
“I think anyone who does business on Craigslist is NUTS!”
I think anyone who kidnaps a Russian is NUTS!
For me, it was mostly Whores who liked Spam.
Cheap date, except for the sex.....
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.
...and half the whores were really undercover cops!
Seems like the perp was quite the ladies' man. Though, driving a BMW does tend to help in that department.
its the wave of the future and its a great thing because its trade without the middle man.
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..........
No, no, you’re right. His wife was a whore on Craig’s List. A very good one too.
Arrange to meet in the parking lot of your local police precinct.
Main reason I will never sell anything via Craig’s List.
“Ave Good Day...”
Wow you just called his wife a whore. You’ve got class.
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.
No, that’s your sister. Time for new glasses....
“Though, driving a BMW does tend to help in that department.”
And a vacuum cleaner - don’t forget that!
The dudes a real operator. But looks like he will be behind bars soon, he is leaving a trail.
Craigslist is great but you gotta gotta use some real common sense for protection.
Arrested in North Carolina
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.
True, what women wouldn’t love a man that shows up with his own vacuum?