Here’s just another case of something that’s just too good to be true. Buyer beware because here is a good life lesson. This time it happened with Craigslist regarding a North Carolina woman looking to purchase a PlayStation 3 for a mere $60. The man claimed to be in a bad spot and needed the money as he was practically broke in and out of gas. But instead of a PS3 there was a can of tuna in the bag.
The entire offer seemed to be legitimate, as he also offered. Moreover, the seller said he’d go into the store to plug in the system to ensure it is in working order.
“I said can you open the bag and show it to me,” she recalled. “He said, ‘if you don’t give me the money, I don’t give you the bag.’”
The seller who remained in his car with the engine running quickly snatched one of the three $20 bills she was holding to make the purchase.
“I said, ‘just give me my money back,’ and he said, ‘no that is the price for opening up the bag,’” she said. “I was like, ‘what?’”
The seller was identified as 29-year-old Russell Dylan Musgrove, who was arrested later on.
The victim’s boyfriend was waiting in his car and was able to write down the seller’s license plate number before he can take off. At the same time, the victim snapped a photo of the seller who was partially covering his face.