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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The Power Of Craigslist Put To Evil Uses

Posted By on Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 11:20 AM

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Ouch. Let this be a lesson about the power of Craigslist, and the evil ways that power can be harnessed in the wrong hands. This reads like one of those teary-eyed country ballads:

An Oregon man lost almost all of his belongings, including his horse and his lawnmower, after a bogus ad appeared on Craigslist saying that everything in his house was up for grabs. Robert Salisbury was on his way home when he started passing cars loaded down with his belongings. When he tried to stop the unwitting looters still rummaging around in his barn, they showed him a printout of the ad, claiming it as proof positive that he was wrong:

"I informed them I was the owner, but they refused to give the stuff back," Salisbury said. "They showed me the Craigslist printout and told me they had the right to do what they did."

Oh Craigslist. You never fail to entertain. (via Boing Boing)

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