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  • SC Police stations act as havens for online buyers, sellers

    05/03/2015 9:55:49 AM PDT · by upchuck · 13 replies
    AP ^ | May 3, 2015 | MEG KINNARD
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Some South Carolina law enforcement agencies are offering their parking lots as a safe place to finalize deals made on Craigslist and other online marketplaces. Officers say they won't get involved in the deals. But officials hope that, by doing the transactions at a police station or sheriff's department, people will be less likely to cut a shady deal — or get violent. At least two people have been killed in South Carolina when online transactions went wrong.
  • Woman admitted to stabbing lawyer in robbery gone wrong at DC hotel, court documents say

    04/03/2015 7:58:45 AM PDT · by fruser1 · 8 replies
    Fox News Website ^ | April 03, 2015 | unknown
    A 21-year-old woman charged in the stabbing death of a lawyer at a boutique Washington hotel told police she intended to rob the man but stabbed him in his room when he tried to prevent her from leaving... Jamyra Gallmon of Washington was arrested... A police investigation found Messerschmitt posted on Craigslist the day he was killed, "soliciting responses from other men," the court document shows. Messerschmitt communicated through Craigslist with a person using the username "chrissanchez0906," an investigation found, but police learned the account was linked to Gallmon. Messerschmitt invited the person he was communicating with to a room...
  • Prosecutor says murder charge not certain in death of baby cut from mother’s womb

    03/20/2015 12:18:16 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 15 replies
    kdvr ^ | 3-19-2015 | KENT ERDAHL
    It could be a week before we know whether a Longmont woman who allegedly stabbed a pregnant woman and removed her unborn child will face a charge of first degree murder. The Boulder District Attorney says a murder charge is not a given because of Colorado laws and the facts surrounding the case. During a news conference Thursday District Attorney Stan Garnett said any murder charge involving an unborn child is very difficult. “Under Colorado law, essentially, there’s no way murder charges can be brought if it’s not established that the fetus lived as a child outside the body of...
  • Longmont police: Woman's baby cut from womb after responding to Craigslist ad

    03/19/2015 7:06:55 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Longmont Times Call ^ | March 18, 2015 | Alex Burness and John Bear
    A 26-year-old Longmont woman who was seven months pregnant showed up at a home Wednesday to buy baby clothes she'd seen in a Craigslist post. What police say happened then is horrific: The 34-year-old woman who lives at the home, in the 1600 block of Green Place in Longmont, stabbed the pregnant woman and "removed" her baby. The baby did not survive.
  • Police: Atlanta Gang Members Used Fake Craigslist Car Ads To Rob Victims

    03/05/2015 12:07:57 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 29 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 03/04/2015 | Tom McParland
    There was a time when if you wanted to get a nice cheap car, Craigslist was the place to go. You can still find good values on CL, but you need to be careful out there. Police say Atlanta area gang members were setting up fake Craigslist ads for cars that didn't exist, in order to lure people and rob them.Atlanta radio station wsbradio.com, reports that police have arrested seven suspects, four women and three men, who were allegedly involved in a series of armed robberies that targeted car buyers from Craigslist.  The suspects are accused of robbing 15 victims...
  • GA: Moving after this Shooting made sense

    02/03/2015 12:07:43 PM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A legally armed man stopped a string of robberies related to online ads in Georgia, by shooting and killing the robber.   It appears that at least four other robberies were committed before the robber was shot.   The old adage, if it looks to good to be true, it probably is, applies.  In a twist, the robber offered high prices for the goods, then robbed the victims of the goods at gunpoint.  It is more common for robbers who set people up online to pretend to be sellers, who then steal the cash.  Cash is much more desirable than property,...
  • Beloved grandparents VANISH after going to meet mystery Craigslist poster who was selling...

    01/25/2015 10:01:05 AM PST · by PROCON · 78 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Jan. 25, 2015 | David Mccormack
    Beloved grandparents VANISH after going to meet mystery Craigslist poster who was selling the 'dream, vintage' car they wanted since they were first marriedBud and June Runion, who are both in their late 60s, had drove to meet someone who responded to Bud's ad seeking a 1966 Mustang Cell phone data shows the couple made it to McRae, Georgia, by Thursday evening but they haven't been heard from since The couple were driving a champagne colored 2003 GMC Envoy The couple's daughters became concerned when the grandparents didn't show up to babysit and didn't answer their cell phones Police in...
  • Couple robbed, assaulted in Craigslist hold-up

    12/23/2014 12:54:22 PM PST · by Mozilla · 67 replies
    Fox4 LKC ^ | December 23, 2014 | Molly Balkenbush,
    A couple is still shaken up after they were robbed at gunpoint in a Lenexa neighborhood when trying to check out a car they found on Craigslist. The Petersons went to the Lenexa home on Hauser Street and knocked on the door, but nobody answered. They said it looked as though nobody lived in the house. Then, a little black car pulled up and three people robbed them.
  • Sword For sale WARNING might be haunted - $150

    12/04/2014 6:48:36 PM PST · by Mechanicos · 57 replies
    Craigs List ^ | 12/1/14 | Sword owner
    "This sword is from the 1700s. I got it at an antique store in my memaw's home town back in 1984. The person who sold it to me told me to be careful because there is a 90+% chance that it is cursed. Since it's been in my house my life has descended into pure chaos. My knitting group came over and they all said they could feel a strange energy in my sword room (I have a collection of over 100 swords. This is my only haunted sword). Since i got this sword, about 3 times a week a...
  • Human Kidney for sale?

    10/24/2014 5:05:59 PM PDT · by grandpa jones · 5 replies
    nuke's-n2l's ^ | 10/24/14 | Nuke
    If you want it, Craigslist probably has it. I enjoy scanning the various items for sale, others’ trash becoming still others’ treasures. But, this morning, I ran across this ad, just blew me away … Anybody need a kidney? Healthy Kidney/Young White Male – $25000 (MS)
  • Police: 16-year-old girl, with baby nearby, killed man over PS4

    09/17/2014 1:42:44 PM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 46 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | September 15, 2007 | Mike Morris
    Two people are in custody for the fatal shooting of a man during what Sandy Springs police said was the attempted theft of a video gaming system the victim was trying to sell on Craigslist. The alleged shooter in the Friday night incident is a 16-year-old girl whose 16-month-old baby was only feet away at the time of the robbery and shooting, according to Sandy Springs police Sgt. Ron Momon. Daniel John Zeitz, 28, of Roswell, had listed a PS4 gaming system for sale on Craigslist, and about 9:30 p.m., went to the parking lot of an apartment on Treelodge...
  • Pregnant teen strangled, boyfriend decapitated after arranging sex with man online (craigslist)

    07/23/2014 6:03:37 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 62 replies
    AP via FoxNews ^ | July 21, 2014 | no byline
    A pregnant Michigan teenager was strangled and her boyfriend was decapitated after apparently connecting with a stranger through the online service Craigslist for a sexual encounter, police said Monday. The police chief in Wyoming, a Grand Rapids suburb, said that 18-year-old Brooke Slocum was held captive before her death. Her body was found Thursday in the trunk of the suspect's car. She was eight months pregnant. Chief James Carmody says her boyfriend, Charles Oppenneer, 25, was found decapitated in a park a day earlier. His head hasn't been found... Police got a search warrant for (31-year-old Brady) Oestrike's home, and...
  • Soldier in Afghanistan Fights for Dog His Ex Sold Away

    06/25/2014 3:08:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | Yazhou Sun
    A soldier deployed in Afghanistan may be getting his dog back because strangers rallied to help him after his ex-girlfriend sold the pooch while he was overseas. The family that bought the pooch is also a military family, but were reluctant to surrender the dog because their children had become so attached to it. Robert Gabbert, a soldier based in Fort Carson, Colo., left his 3-year-old Shiba Inu named Baxter with his former girlfriend when he was deployed to Afghanistan in March. Instead of returning the dog to Gabbert's family, the ex-girlfriend sold the dog on Craigslist, supporters of Gabbert's...
  • FALSE FLAG ALERT: Craigslist Ad Asking for CRISIS ACTORS in Houston For JULY 4th

    06/21/2014 7:26:54 AM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 67 replies
    The Daily Sheeple ^ | 06/20/2014 | Unattributed
    In a Craigslist ad posted about 17 days ago, our Federal Government is looking for crisis actors for July 4th through July 6th. “We are looking for crisis actors for a government emergency drill between July 4-6th. Actors will be responsible for portraying different emergency scenarios in a simulated government terror drill. No experience is needed. Confidentiality agreements are required. Pay is $200. Please message for details.” ~Houston Craigslist
  • EPIC: If this isn’t the most American Craigslist ad I have ever seen I don’t know what is

    06/11/2014 6:39:53 PM PDT · by AlmaKing · 23 replies
    youngcons.com ^ | June 8, 2014 | Joshua Riddle
    I should start by saying that if you are looking for a “Pajama party Barbie Jeep” you my friend, should keep looking. If you are looking for a short description of to the beast before you, I can offer you two words “MEAT & POTATOES”. This is the All American chariot of the free world. You are not dealing with any ordinary, cookie cutter Jeep son. This thing was forged from a single block of all American Tungsten Steel. Real sturdy! From that day forward my life has never been the same. Winch yourself off that couch and see if...
  • Alleged Satanist 'Craigslist Killer' Could Face Death: Judge

    05/19/2014 10:03:41 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 13 replies
    MSN News ^ | May 20 2014 | M. Alex Johnson
    A self-proclaimed Satanist who claimed to have killed almost two dozen people could face the death penalty in the killing of a man she and her husband are accused of luring to his death through a Craigslist ad, a Pennsylvania judge ruled Monday.
  • Fifth-grade teacher charged in child pornography case

    04/18/2014 4:51:28 AM PDT · by massmike · 18 replies
    bostonglobe.com ^ | 04/18/2014 | Martin Finucane
    A fifth-grade teacher in Cambridge who is facing a charge of transportation of child pornography admitted to secretly videotaping children changing in and out of their clothes on more than one occasion, according to federal law enforcement officials. Josh A. Wairi, 27, of Somerville was charged today in federal court in Boston in a criminal complaint filed by a US postal inspector. In the affidavit, the inspector detailed a hunt for Wairi through cyberspace, kicked off by tips from America Online and Dropbox Inc. The search eventually led to Wairi’s Somerville apartment, where law enforcement officials executed a search warrant...
  • Boeing 777-300 - ₫1500000 (for sale on craigslist Vietnam)

    03/15/2014 2:57:27 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 33 replies
    Craigs List ^ | 3-12-14 | Fariq
    Slightly used Boeing 777-300 for sale. Asking for $15,000,000 USD, or best offer (this includes all the snacks in the plane). Not much fuel in the plane at the moment, but it's in great flying condition. ABSOLUTELY NO JOY RIDES! SOLD AS--IS. NO TRADES OR RETURNS. ALL DEALS ARE FINAL. Ask for Fariq when calling and setting up appointments to see the plane. •do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers
  • Is 19-Year-Old Miranda Barbour Really a Mass Murderer?

    02/27/2014 1:43:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Robert Kolker
    Miranda Barbour, 19, is led out of the courthouse after her preliminary hearing, Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 in Sunbury, Pa. Miranda and Elytte Barbour, newlyweds who police said wanted to kill someone together were ordered Friday to stand trial on charges they lured a stranger with a Craigslist ad, stabbed him to death after he got into their car and dumped his body in an alley. Miranda Barbour after her preliminary hearing in December. This winter, America discovered a new Craigslist killer—a 19-year-old woman named Miranda Barbour, arrested in December along with her husband, Elytte Barbour, for the murder of...
  • 3 yrs ago you were evicted from 20 Catherine St 13B. I have your dog. (Lower East Side)

    02/17/2014 2:00:53 PM PST · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    craigslist ^ | February 13, 2014
    On Feb 9th 2011, you were evicted from an apartment at 20 Catherine St and your old red pit bull was seized by animal control and taken to the kill shelter. She was really skinny and had bad skin infections, and had been bred A LOT. She'd even had a Caesarian, judging by the scar. They said at the kill shelter she was 12 years old. She also had a lopsided face and it looked like there were a few cigarette burns on her head/ears.
  • ‘Craigslist slasher’ boasts: I killed many, many more (“Less than 100”)

    02/16/2014 5:09:37 AM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/15/14 | Francis Scarcella
    SUNBURY, Pa. — I’ve only murdered bad people — dozens of them — accused Craigslist thrill killer Miranda Barbour said in a jailhouse interview Friday. “When I hit 22 [murders], I stopped counting,” the teen terror said, claiming she began her killing spree as a 12-year-old runaway caught up in a Satanic cult in her home state of Alaska — and just kept on killing. “It was never random,” she said. “When I found out they were bad people, they don’t need to be here anymore.”
  • Man is dragged, disfigured and run over after women steal his Jay Z tickets

    01/03/2014 12:48:19 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 53 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | January 3, 2014 | Joshua Gardner
    A Houston man was disfigured and nearly killed when the women he was selling Jay Z tickets to sped away as he leaned into their car, leaving him clinging desperately to the door handle. The unnamed victim begged Denitra Green and Cessica Darden, both 20, to stop the car but police say Green continued speeding away while Darden kicked at his hands in an attempt to get him to fall off. As Darden's baby sat in the backseat, Green continued to drive after the car ran over the man's nearly lifeless body. According to the Houston Chronicle, Darden had told...
  • New dad lured into fatal robbery after arranging to meet men to buy iPad listed on Craigslist

    12/08/2013 11:36:36 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 80 replies
    Daily Mail On LIne ^ | 12/8/13 | unknown
    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...
  • Rabbi finds $98,000 in desk bought off Craigslist

    11/12/2013 7:00:03 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 31 replies
    upi ^ | Nov. 11, 2013
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., A Connecticut rabbi who purchased a desk for less than $200 on Craigslist said he found $98,000 in cash hidden inside. Rabbi Noah Muroff of New Haven said he and his wife brought the desk home and discovered it would not fit through the door of their office without being disassembled, WTNH-TV, New Haven, reported Monday. "Behind the drawers there is this plastic bag, like a shopping," Muroff said. "In the bag, I could already see through the bag, it looks like a one hundred dollar bill. "We open it up and it's full of cash. And...
  • Dad sought someone to rape daughter in Craigslist ad

    11/06/2013 3:35:24 PM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    Orlando sentinel ^ | Adrienne Cutway
    A Missouri man was arrested after police say he took his 11-year-old daughter to meet someone who agreed to sexually assault the girl in response to a Craigslist ad, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Authorities in St. Louis, Mo. were alerted to the Craigslist ad when a user reported it as abuse. From there, they reached out to 32-year-old Anthony Brinkman pretending to be someone interested in performing sexual acts on the girl. Brinkman told the undercover officer, who was posing as a 27-year-old woman, that he wanted her to be his girlfriend so the two could both assault the...
  • Man Looking To Buy Car Off Craigslist Shot And Killed

    11/02/2013 7:22:49 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 29 replies
    CBS BALTIMORE ^ | 2 NOVEMBER 2013 | WJZ.COM
    HARMANS, Md. (WJZ) — It started with an online advertisement and a man looking to buy a car. But the purchase took a tragic turn. Linh Bui reports — Anne Arundel County Police now investigate a homicide. Police continue searching for the shooter who they say used Craigslist to find his victim. Halloween night, a Craigslist deal turned deadly. Just before 8 p.m., Anne Arundel County Police responded to a shooting in the 7400 block of Railroad Avenue in Harmans. Police found 44-year-old Rene Leiva-Archila of Baltimore badly wounded. “He was taken to the hospital and pronounced deceased, suffering from...
  • Craigslist makes turning food stamps into cash a SNAP

    10/22/2013 12:38:36 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 21 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 10/22/13 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Food stamp recipients are turning the government handouts into quick cash with ads on Craigslist, despite efforts to stem fraud. The federally-funded grocery assistance coupons -- which are issued by states in the form of debit cards under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) -- are being sold on the online bulletin board as well as auction sites like eBay. FoxNews.com found several offerings at Craigslist sites around the country, where the sellers offered the welfare benefits at large discounts from face value.
  • Women sell positive pregnancy tests on Craigslist for $25 each. . . ...

    08/30/2013 7:34:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 35 replies
    FULL TITLE: To pee or not to pee: Women sell positive pregnancy tests on Craigslist for $25 each. . . and there is no shortage of motivated buyers A number of women across the country have listed their positive pregnancy tests for sale on Craigslist. One expectant mother in the Buffalo, New York area is selling her used sticks for $25 each, The Daily Dot reports. Another New Jersey mom writes: 'Wanna get your boyfriend to finally pop the question? Play a trick on mom, dad or one of your friends? Scrolling through the site, there appears to be no...
  • This Exists: Craigslist Ad Seeks Actors To Roleplay Zimmerman/Trayvon Fight At Birthday Party

    07/22/2013 8:33:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 22, 2013 | Andrew Kirell
    Oh, Craigslist. You are so helpful for finding last-minute tickets, used vinyl records, and perfectly good furniture. You’re also good for reminding us that ridiculous people exist. In this case, specifically, people who enjoy watching actors role-play the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin altercation at a birthday party on Long Island. “HI MY FRIENDS AND I ARE HAVING A PARTY THIS WEEKEND AND WE ARE LOOKING TO HIRE TWO ACTORS TO COME IN AND ROLE PLAY THE TREVYON MARTIN/GEORGE ZIMMERMAN ALTERCATION,” the spelling-error-laden advertisement reads screams in all-caps. The ad doesn’t specify whether the actors should be lookalikes or just people of...
  • TX:Jury acquits escort shooter

    06/07/2013 5:37:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    mysanantonio.com ^ | 5 June, 3013 | Michelle Mondo
    A Bexar County jury on Wednesday acquitted Ezekiel Gilbert of murder in the death of a 23-year-old Craigslist escort. Gilbert, 30, embraced defense attorneys Bobby Barrera and Roy Barrera Sr. with tears in his eyes after the not guilty verdict was read aloud by state District Judge Mary Román. Outside the courtroom, Gilbert thanked God, the Barrera family and the jury for being able to “see what wasn't the truth” and for the “second chance.” Had he been convicted, he could have faced up to life in prison for the slaying of Lenora Ivie Frago who died about seven months...
  • Woman Puts Her Three-Year-Old Son Up for Adoption on Craigslist

    05/29/2013 1:54:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    A Texas woman is not going to receive a Mother of the Year award. Instead she may receive prison time for placing her three-year-old son for adoption on Craigslist, the online marketplace. From a report by KHOU-TV in Houston: A 29-year-old mother who suffers from depression and anxiety says she placed a public ad offering to give her 3-year-old son up for adoption because she was off her meds, according to Houston police. Stephanie Christine Redus was charged with advertising for placement of a child; a misdemeanor. Police ran across a Craigslist ad seeking a good home for a 3-year-old....
  • Craigslist Auto Sale Ends With Man's Kidnapping

    05/15/2013 3:38:00 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 33 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | May 15, 2013
    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.
  • Walmart Worker Allegedly Prostituted Himself In Store Bathroom During Breaks

    04/24/2013 6:26:06 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 61 replies
    The Consumerist ^ | April 24, 2013 | Laura Northrup
    A Walmart employee in upstate New York allegedly made very productive use of his time during overnight shifts in the store. Unfortunately, he did so by advertising his services online as a prostitute, then meeting clients in a store bathroom during his breaks. Great efficient use of time, but also kind of illegal.According to state police, the store bosses became suspicious and alerted authorities about the 22-year-old’s possible side hustle. Police had an undercover officer set up an appointment and offer to exchange sex for money. The man was arrested and charged with prostitution, and has been suspended while Walmart...
  • People in Boston Place Sex Ads on CraigsList.org Using the Bombing as Pick-Up Line

    04/17/2013 12:23:09 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 7 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 04/16/2013 | By Michael Allen
    After the Boston Marathon bombings this week, there were many joint efforts to get injured people to the hospital, donate blood and identify the perpetrator(s). It was moving, really, how everyone came together. For the most part. It hasn't all been selfless and admirable behavior, though. On CraigsList.com (of course), some people in Boston decided to try to get sex via anonymous ads in the personals section, reports Salon.com. One ad headlined: "Care to celebrate life with me today?" The ad's text stated: "Just want human contact, celebrate life in face of it. Looking for making out and touching."...
  • I was a 'dinner whore': Confessions of a fashionista

    03/24/2013 7:49:31 AM PDT · by redreno · 107 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 16:30 EST, 23 March 2013 | UPDATED: 16:36 EST, 23 March 2013 | By Snejana Farberov
    New York fashion blogger Brittny Pierre is not ashamed to admit that she had gone out on dozens of dates with men for the sole purpose of getting a square meal. Pierre, who has been writing for Village Voice Media and a hip hop website, made the confession in a piece written in the first person that appeared on the feminist blog XOJane this week. The woman detailed how she would meet her 'victims' on the dating site OKCupid and through Craigslist, and would go out for dinner three times a week with different men, allowing them to foot the...
  • Warning: This Will Get Your Blood Boiling (Obama free phones)

    02/16/2013 9:39:06 AM PST · by EveningStar · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 16, 2013 | Lisa De Pasquale
    We've all heard about the free Obama phones. A friend was recently looking for a part-time work and found this listing on Craig's List [note: the "DMV" refers to DC, Maryland, Virginia]:
  • Foreclosed family watches helplessly as craigslist crowds strip house bare (Link Only - Gannet)

    10/25/2012 7:58:06 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 13 replies
    10/25/2012
    A family is losing their home. They gotta go. So they post an ad on Craigslist....  Link To Gannet Story.   Video at link also.
  • Minnesota lawmaker urged to step aside after rest-stop liaison with 17-year-old boy (Democrat)

    08/22/2012 7:51:34 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/21/2012
    A Minnesota state lawmaker who authorities say admitted having a liaison with a 17-year-old boy at a rest stop faced calls from party leaders on Monday to give up his re-election bid. Rep. Kerry Gauthier, 56, hasn't been charged in the July incident, and authorities said he wouldn't be because the boy was older than 16, the legal age of consent, and no money was exchanged. Police say the teenager responded to the lawmaker's Craigslist ad for "no strings attached" sex. Gauthier admitted to the liaison, according to police reports made public late last week. The teen told police the...
  • [Dem] Rep. Gauthier, 56, claims rest-stop oral sex with Craigslist boy, 17, was consensual

    08/17/2012 7:54:35 AM PDT · by kevcol · 95 replies
    City Pages ^ | Aug 17, 2012 | Aaron Rupar
    Rep. Kerry Gauthier, D-Duluth, won't face charges for having oral sex with a minor at the Thompson Hill rest stop near Duluth, but at the least he's revealed himself to be a dishonest person, lying to the 17-year-old about his age and to police about what exactly happened in the woods that night. . . Gauthier, 56, was then a bit more forthcoming, telling the officer that he met the boy through an ad he posted on Craigslist. In the ad, Gauthier characterized himself as a 43-year-old looking for man-on-man sex with "no strings attached." His ad received a...
  • Suspects Lure Victim with Date Only to Rob Him

    07/29/2012 3:25:48 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies
    KTXL ^ | July 27, 2012 | Cecilio Padilla
    GRASS VALLEY— A man was robbed by someone he says he was on a date with, Grass Valley Police are reporting Friday. Officers responded to the scene Thursday evening on a reported armed robbery at the parking lot of the Station House off of East Main Street. There, they found a 64-year-old man who said that he was on a date with 32-year-old Debbie Sutton when she and two other suspects – 25-year-old Ryan Weeks and a 16-year-old – conspired to assault him and take his wallet.
  • Saw this on Craig's List today

    07/24/2012 10:29:47 AM PDT · by abishai · 12 replies
    Craig's List ^ | July 23, 2012
    Saw this ad as Craig's List today. This is NOT my ad. I guess it is some farmer trying to get rid of his manure spreader.
  • Joe Soucheray: We lost more than spelling when we lost the classifieds

    06/18/2012 6:37:22 AM PDT · by rhema · 39 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 6/8/12 | Joe Soucheray
    It is entirely self-serving of me to point out that the classified ads in the Pioneer Press seem to be making a comeback, but I think we are past the point of pretending to hide my affection for newsprint. I am not claiming that the classifieds are as busy as a small-town telephone book, or even a small-town church bulletin. I am merely suggesting that I am noticing a revival of sorts, particularly in my fields of misadventure. In Classic Antique Autos for Thursday, June 7, for example, the category immediately following Volvo and just before 4WD Trucks, there was...
  • Craigslist Crew Attempts Casino Heist ( Vegas Hit Planned...needed help )

    05/24/2012 9:34:35 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    Hardocp ^ | Wednesday May 23, 2012 | Steve
    When you are trying pull off a casino heist, advertising on Craigslist probably isn't the best way to round up a crew. A man who said a Craigslist ad led him to take part in an attempt to steal high-stakes chips from a Vegas Strip casino amid a cloud of pepper spray is facing an evidence hearing in June. Comments
  • The TSA’s Freudian Craigslist Slip "[b]e part of a imperious security team protecting airports ..."

    04/07/2012 8:43:04 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | April 2, 2012 | Matt Hardigree
    The TSA’s Freudian Craigslist Slip Either someone just attempted the subtlest of jabs at our nation's force of uncomfortably invasive rent-a-cops or the recruiters at the Transportation Security Administration need to invest in a better thesaurus. A job posting on the Ann Arbor, Michigan Craigslist invites would-be screeners to "[b]e part of a imperious security team protecting airports and skies as you proudly establish your future." Imperious, indeed. The Dictionary.com definition of imperious is "domineering in a haughty manner; dictatorial; overbearing." The definition from Google is even better, describing it as "assuming authority without justification." If it was a joke...
  • Newspaper apocalypse looming? (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    02/20/2012 11:21:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Deseret News ^ | February 13, 2012 | Jamshid Ghazi Askar
    A new study from the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism highlights an alarming trend among newspapers hoping to carve out a modicum of profitability through digital ad revenues: with very few exceptions, news organizations are failing to cash in on a lucrative form of online advertising. While it's long been held that utilizing consumer data to match advertisers with targeted consumers is "the strategy that many experts consider key to the future of digital revenue," the Pew study reveals, "With only a handful of exceptions, the ads on news sites tend not to be targeted based on...
  • Five key senators abandon online piracy bills amid Web protests

    01/18/2012 3:08:55 PM PST · by abb · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 18, 2012 | Brendan Sasso and Gautham Nagesh
    Congressional support for controversial online piracy legislation eroded dramatically on Wednesday in the face of an unprecedented online protest supported by tech titans such as Google, Wikipedia and Facebook. Several key senators withdrew their support from the Senate's Protect IP Act (PIPA), including Tea Party favorite Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), an elected member of his party's leadership. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), who leads the Senate GOP's campaign team, said the legislation should be put on hold, while Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), a sponsor and the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, retreated from the...
  • Dilemma and obligation question

    01/04/2012 12:27:14 PM PST · by Dogbert41 · 23 replies
    I was unintelligent and posted an item on Craig's List for an amount that I thought it might move. I get a bite immediately and the guy haggles further to get me to include the shipping. My wife then hears what I've done and looks up on the internet a similar item listed for oh, say, 35 times more. How obligated am I to go through with the deal? The guy knows the true value of this item, where I did not. Now that I do, is it too late to renegotiate or am I obligated to receive his money...
  • Mayor Bloomberg slams Craigslist over shady gun sales

    12/14/2011 7:29:53 PM PST · by neverdem · 41 replies
    NY DAILY NEWS ^ | December 14 2011 | Rocco Parascandola & Helen Kennedy
    Listings websites "really needs to clean up its act," sez Hizzoner The notorious “gun show loophole” that gives criminals and maniacs easy access to firearms has gone online. Undercover investigators for the city found thousands of guns - including one just like the 9mm Ruger that killed Officer Peter Figoski on Monday - being sold online by private peddlers who don’t have to perform background checks on buyers. Not only did investigators find it a breeze to buy pistols and assault rifles with no questions asked, but 77 of 125 sellers in 14 states agreed to complete the sale even...
  • SF Occupier Looking for Roommate to Share Tent for Cheap Rent

    12/09/2011 5:16:08 PM PST · by GSWarrior · 17 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | 12/9/11 | Erin Sherbert
    The Occupy Movement has given us reporters plenty of fodder for good stories -- some informative and others entertaining. And while it appears Occupy SF has ceased to exist as a camp since police raided the encampment on Wednesday, there are still plenty of amusing stories to tell. For instance, this San Francisco guy is desperate to reoccupy the Financial District, which is why he is looking for someone to help him set up his tent -- and occupy it with him. So he did what any normal searching San Franciscan would do: He posted an ad on Craigslist. Although...
  • Body found in Akron may be missing Jackson man(Answered Craigslist killer job ad)

    11/25/2011 12:52:21 PM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 14 replies
    cantonrep ^ | 11/25/2011 | Tim Botos
    A body discovered by authorities Friday morning in Akron may be that of a missing Jackson Township man. The body of a man was found in a shallow grave behind Rolling Acres Mall, said FBI Special Agent Vicki Anderson. She said the identity of the man has not yet been confirmed. An ambulance carrying the body left the scene around 1:40 p.m. to the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office. Investigators are working at a wooded area on the north side of the mall, north of Harlem Street. “We had information to go looking there,” Anderson said. Anderson declined to say...