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(Yahoo)   Poorly worded craigslist ad leads to a family's entire house being gutted of everything not bolted down to the floor. "I hope they would have a good enough heart to bring our stuff back"   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 196
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2012-10-25 07:42:14 PM  
What about the egg? Yard sales are a risky business.
 
2012-10-25 08:25:43 PM  
you beat the first stranger that walks into the house and the rest will stay in the yard.
 
2012-10-25 08:42:49 PM  
The Verchers tried to stop people from walking off with their belongings, but their pleas were ignored. There is a thing called a phone. Call the police, idiots.
 
2012-10-25 08:43:40 PM  
You couldn't close & lock the doors?

Call the police?

Pretty much anything but stand there & watch all your things stroll away...
 
2012-10-25 08:44:26 PM  

Kanemano: you beat the first stranger that walks into the house and the rest will stay in the yard.


No doubt. They can't just barge in without your permission ya know.
 
2012-10-25 08:46:18 PM  

brianbankerus: Kanemano: you beat the first stranger that walks into the house and the rest will stay in the yard.

No doubt. They can't just barge in without your permission ya know.


It depends how many there are. It could all have been over in 15 minutes if over 50 people showed up.
 
2012-10-25 09:08:31 PM  

quickdraw: brianbankerus: Kanemano: you beat the first stranger that walks into the house and the rest will stay in the yard.

No doubt. They can't just barge in without your permission ya know.

It depends how many there are. It could all have been over in 15 minutes if over 50 people showed up.


Southern hospitality and good manners gone wrong.
Or something.
They should have just started shooting.
 
2012-10-25 09:51:20 PM  
Fake story. There are no poorly worded craigslist ads.
 
2012-10-25 09:58:09 PM  
You know, a firearm could have come in handy.

And who the hell tells someone "I'm taking your stuff I don't care what you say now I read your ad on the Internet"
 
2012-10-25 10:03:27 PM  
The article doesn't say what the hooker was doing
 
2012-10-25 10:28:10 PM  
Yeah, I'm gonna go with no on this.
 
2012-10-25 10:31:55 PM  
OK...so what DID happen? Did they move all of their stuff, then report a crime? Or did a roommate clean them out and they made up this craigslist story for sympathy?
 
2012-10-25 10:41:58 PM  
I've seen a few of these come
Half are actual fraud/fake when someone is looking for a insurance payout or something.
The other half are a testimony in mob mentality. Everyone ripping things out of the house knows that they are in the wrong but there are too many people so their primal brain kicks in and they get instinctively competitive and have to GET EVERYTHING before the other guy does. Or they think "No one knows me here, so i'll totally get away with stealing this. I know its wrong but meh.
 
2012-10-25 10:57:38 PM  
That "poorly worded Craigslist ad"..... JUST HAPPENS TO BE MY WIFE!
 
2012-10-25 11:25:18 PM  
Unavailable for comment:

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2012-10-25 11:28:30 PM  

brap: That "poorly worded Craigslist ad"..... JUST HAPPENS TO BE MY WIFE!


Well, she posted in the M4M section. You may have bigger issues to work out.
 
2012-10-26 12:12:22 AM  

Nezorf: I've seen a few of these come
Half are actual fraud/fake when someone is looking for a insurance payout or something.
The other half are a testimony in mob mentality. Everyone ripping things out of the house knows that they are in the wrong but there are too many people so their primal brain kicks in and they get instinctively competitive and have to GET EVERYTHING before the other guy does. Or they think "No one knows me here, so i'll totally get away with stealing this. I know its wrong but meh.


Yeah... Could be fraud, could be a mob. Most news stories aren't quite the whole story.
 
2012-10-26 12:13:36 AM  
Why didn't you just lock the farking door?
 
2012-10-26 12:14:01 AM  
The person who took the dog claimed the dog was listed under the "Casual Encounters" section.
 
2012-10-26 12:15:07 AM  

Dinki: The Verchers tried to stop people from walking off with their belongings, but their pleas were ignored. There is a thing called a phone. Call the police, idiots.


They stole the phone first!

/And the doors!
 
2012-10-26 12:16:38 AM  
Confused my ass. People just suck.
 
2012-10-26 12:16:44 AM  
Let's say you couldn't stop them. At the very least write down license plate numbers for the cops.
 
2012-10-26 12:21:14 AM  
it's nothing a few bellyfulls of double aught buckshot can't prevent
 
2012-10-26 12:21:28 AM  
If a Craigslist ad instructs you to take something without alerting the owner or letting anyone know you are there to take the thing, then you're about to commit robbery.

Seriously.
 
2012-10-26 12:23:13 AM  
I was told there would be no cash.
 
2012-10-26 12:24:08 AM  
time of your life,huh kid?

s16.postimage.org
 
2012-10-26 12:27:03 AM  

titwrench: Let's say you couldn't stop them. At the very least write down license plate numbers for the cops.


They stole all the pens!
 
2012-10-26 12:27:12 AM  
Insurance scam

That is all
 
2012-10-26 12:27:32 AM  
Probably a clever ploy to get some sympathy cash/housing replacement belongings.

Even if people misunderstood the ad, why let them in? Call the cops if they persist. B&E.
 
2012-10-26 12:31:27 AM  
this story seems strange to me. All of a sudden 50+ people decide to just storm into the house because free stuff is outside? Also I saw something in the ad about free food, wonder if they were letting people into the house and then other people thought they were allowed to "take everything" so that must mean inside the house. Still, a quick call to the police would have stopped this if true when the first person came inside when you told them not to.
 
2012-10-26 12:31:35 AM  
I got our patio table from a similarly worded craigslist ad, but the homeowner's girlfriend was out front talking to the neighbors, so I knew it was on the up and up.

The house was completely cleaned out in less than an hour of the posting. It was amazing how much people took.
 
2012-10-26 12:32:50 AM  

The Quaalude Renaissance: time of your life,huh kid?

[s16.postimage.org image 844x469]


arthurkade.com

Hooooowahhhs.

A.) she was a hooooowahhhh
B.) she hit me.
 
2012-10-26 12:33:03 AM  
woodstock police are fast to respond. i called them up and they were at my house in 5 minutes. that's not bad all things considered. they also helped me recover my stolen items.
 
2012-10-26 12:33:05 AM  
didyouseethatone.files.wordpress.com 


"Hey! How ya doin?!" Callous motherfarkers.
 
2012-10-26 12:33:31 AM  

Mentat: Confused my ass. People just suck.


Yep.

My sisters and I had an estate sale after our dad passed away. We posted signs in the neighborhood on Thursday for a Saturday sale. The vultures showed up Friday 6AM in overwhelming force. Most were on a scale between bargain hunter and thief. Didn't let up until Saturday 10PM. Wandering through the house uninvited was common - the stuff on sale was in the garage/yard and marked with a tag. Policing the mob was exhausting, even though nobody crossed the line to where we needed to call the cops.
 
2012-10-26 12:33:40 AM  

Crudbucket: titwrench: Let's say you couldn't stop them. At the very least write down license plate numbers for the cops.

They stole all the pens!


Noooooooooooooooooooo!!!
 
2012-10-26 12:34:21 AM  
insurance scam, and the son looks and sounds like a shady character plus his Fiance is like 12 if that photo is really her.
 
2012-10-26 12:35:15 AM  
I call bullshiat. Seems like it would be pretty easy to keep people corralled to the yard.
Declare, "All free stuff is in the yard" then lock the doors.
 
2012-10-26 12:35:20 AM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Well, she posted in the M4M section. You may have bigger issues to work out.


HOW DOES THAT EVEN WORK?!
 
2012-10-26 12:37:14 AM  
Hasn't this happened before?
 
2012-10-26 12:37:49 AM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: You know, a firearm could have come in handy.

And who the hell tells someone "I'm taking your stuff I don't care what you say now I read your ad on the Internet"


People who know that if they just take the stuff and drive off, the police aren't going to actually investigate.
 
2012-10-26 12:38:18 AM  
There is no fix for stupid. If you advertise everything for free, take what you want then you have no reason to complain when people do as you ask.
 
2012-10-26 12:39:23 AM  
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2012-10-26 12:39:26 AM  
What, is the unlikely tag on strike?
 
2012-10-26 12:41:02 AM  
I will say this is absolutely bull@#$, the craigslist add was written, someone just didn't think it through enough when they posted it.

Yeah it sucks, its material items get over it.
 
2012-10-26 12:41:05 AM  
Putting an ad on the "free" section of Craigslist was their first mistake. Farking vultures patrol that site. I've put ads on there for free stuff, and I swear, dealing with the replies made me stabby. "Well, I'm offering to come pick up your speakers for FREE, what do you mean you won't hold them until next week? You know, I am the one doing YOU a favor..."
 
2012-10-26 12:41:28 AM  

fusillade762: Hasn't this happened before?


I recall it happening a couple of times, but one was from a pissed off neighbor or co-worker and the others were ex's out for revenge. Fairly good way to get someone back but only if you are really pissed off at said person and can somehow get away with it. Lesson : don't post a free for all craigslist ad, just arrange a pickup with the local thrift store. They usually come out and get stuff for free and you don't have to deal with a crazy mob. Also don't walk into someones house and take stuff just because it says it is ok on the internet.
 
2012-10-26 12:42:45 AM  
I RTFA earlier today but it didn't say whether they got away with the artsy fartsy stuff.

It seems the vultures picked the carcass clean.

artsy fartsy
 
2012-10-26 12:42:51 AM  
I see the first thing that was taken was their doorlocks.
 
2012-10-26 12:43:48 AM  

brap: That "poorly worded Craigslist ad"..... JUST HAPPENS TO BE MY WIFE!


You forgot to say "no anchovies please"?
 
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