Reporting live in front of my monitor: Continuing the DailySkew’s public service announcement to STAY AWAY FROM CRAIGSLIST, here’s a brief list of some new craigslist crimes (everyone is innocent until proven guilty):
I’M NOT GAY: Edward Terry Wallace robbed, assaulted, threatened, and raped two transsexuals near San Diego. He has a girlfriend and one-year old child. Wallace was reading the craigslist t4m sex posts, and decided to meet them to steal their money…and other stuff.
DON’T BUY TICKETS: Anthony Vaughn Davis, Madge L. Hayes, Robert Patrick Conderato were busted for running a scan using a stolen credit card to buy several concert tickets, and sold them on craigslist in the Pittsburgh area. The people that bought the tickets from their craigslist ad were denied entrance and held at admission.
FATHER AND SON: Todd “Tutt” Carter, 38, and his son, Nicholas Harrison, 19 pimped out teenage girls across state lines. The son would “test” them out, and only give them just enough condoms to work, and treated them like slaves. All ads were on craigslist, of course.
SKEWED: Brad Self and Sean Boyle met a craigslist girl, robbed her of cash and drugs while they tied her up with duct tape. Then they posted about her on craigslist with a warning notice about her “lifestyle”. They referred to each other as “Mr. Black” and “Mr. White”, from the “Reservoir Dogs”. They were just trying to “save” her: “Our illegal actions were outweighed by her illegal actions”.
I DARE YOU: A man was driving a piece of construction lift equipment down a street at 3 a.m, driving at 2 mph. The man was in the lift bucket with an unopened six-pack of beer and a bag of beef jerky. First he told police he was just going to the store. But when they asked him why he was in the bucket on the lift, he said he was delivering the $20,000 piece of construction equipment on a dare from somebody he met on craigslist. The lift had been stolen from a construction site.
NEED A KIDNEY? William Miller posted: “Kidney’s yours. It’s As simple as that. Do it as soon as you want it done. $100,000″. U.S. federal law prohibits selling human organs and tissues.
DON’T BUY ANYTHING: Ray John Hollandsworth estimated he had been paid about $2,000 since for his part in an overpayment scheme to scam buyers on craigslist, being operated by an unidentified person in Nigeria, who was supplying him with counterfeit money orders and bogus business checks.
RESERVING A PLACE IN HELL: Jordan Arnold, Christopher Black, and Jessica King took pictures of kids in lingerie, posted them on craigslist, set up a sexual encounter, drove the kids to a prearranged place, forced them to have sex with strangers in hotels in California, and then took all of the money.