Put an Ad on craigslist to sell an iPhone 4s. Guy calls, i ask to meet at Walgreen, he agrees. It was dark outside but still early. I pull in the parking lot literally right by the entrance of the store. This black guy is by the wall and comes to the window, he counts the money to my face. I’m still in the car i dint even put it in park yet, i show him the brand new phone. He stares at it, grabs it and just books it. I’m just sitting in my car thinking i cant believe this just fucking happened. i collect myself, now i had to put my car in park, turn off ignition, and open the door, than i ran after him. This guy had a pretty good lead on me, but i’m 6 ‘4 210 and workout religiously, i’m in the best shape of my life. I almost catch him him… until he jumped in his car (he had parked it out in the back of some store) and peeled off. I was pretty close to his car. I keep a knife on me all the time, i got it out and threw it at his back window and shattered it. Got his plate number, description of his car and his phone number, plus easy to spot broken window. Get back to my car, call the cops give them the info. Dispatch told me a cop was going to show up to help me. Cops never show, waited 30 mins call back “shift change” they said, someone will be there shortly. I wait some more i see a cop drive by….he dint stop. That’s it… i took my loss and went home. This took place in Taylor, MI.
I owned a TV that my roomates and I shared in the living room. My roomates did not own a TV and since I never used it they had the impression that I was gona just give it to them I guess as we were coming to the final months of both our lease. I some how got into huge argument with my roomates and we didn’t talk for weeks. Since they were always the ones watching an extremely unhealthy amount of television I decided to put the TV on criagslist for Sale for incredibly low. Probably lost about $200 in the sale. But anyways I instantly had a buyer and made sure he came to the house to pick it up when the roomates were using it. Knock on the door. I introduce the buyer to the roomates as the new owner of the TV. Shitstorm.exe . The guy instantly caught on to why I was selling it so cheap and thankfully got a kick out of the whole scenario and helped me lift the TV off to his vehicle while my roomates where throwing a fit cussing up a storm and trying to physically intervene. It was my TV so I had the right to sell it but I look back and feel bad now. We never talked after that.
It all happened to fast, but I was going to meet up with a guy to sell my laptop. Thinking back (hindsight is 20/20) there was tons of warning signs. He was using one of those tracfones so I couldn’t call him, I agreed to meet him in an apartment complex 20 minutes from my house. When I get there I meet up with him he walked from across the complex (there was a patch of trees in between). Everything was going fine, he was holding it and checking out everything then just said “alright lets go inside so I can give you the money”, so I turned around to grab the charger and he just bolted… I just stared shocked for what seemed like forever and hopped into my car to chase him. No luck though and I know actively avoid using craigslist.
I got robbed at gunpoint when I tried to sell my ex-fiancée’s engagement ring on Craigslist. That incident solidified in my head everything associated with my cheating ex was evil and cursed.
So here is a good one: My laptop got stolen out of my truck one night. Filed a police report and everything but they weren’t going to do anything. So being pissed off I thought I would check Craigslist and guess what? The guy who stole was trying to sell it on Craigslist two towns over. I had him send me some pictures of it to confirm that it was mine. I contacted the police and we set up a sting operation a the local Starbucks and caught the guy. It turned out to be a minor and he had weapons and other stolen crap in his car. I was pretty proud of myself for that! I never thought I would see that laptop again. Guy didn’t even wipe the hard drive.
My wife and I were in the middle of spring cleaning and posted a few items for free. One of them was a bag of women’s clothes. A guy called and was asking what types and size on the clothes, so I handed the phone to my wife, since I don’t know. She told him, he asked her name, and then arranged a time to come by. He didn’t show up, but instead called back at 4 in the morning and left a message saying that he was disappointed that I (a male) went out to meet him. He wanted my wife to model the clothes for him. Then he proceeded to call me for the next several weeks with different numbers and tell me how he was going to come to my address and rape my wife. I tried checking on his number or blocking it, but he was calling from Skype, and it came from a different number most of the time and I could never call back. I went to the cops, but their policy is to do nothing unless we can show evidence that there is reason to believe it is more than just a prank. I didn’t know what more I needed to tell them, since he had my wife’s name, my phone number, our home address… but I guess I was going to have to wait for him to show up at my door.
For weeks, maybe months, I had that ass calling me. I had daydreams about the violence that would occur if he were to ever show up.
His calls tapered off to about once a month, but lasted about a year. Finally, I moved from that address and changed my number.