Craiglist Prank = horse stealin’


I’m reporting a remarkable local story from Jacksonville, Oregon that strains even one’s interenet sensibilities about a guy in Jacksonville who had his horse and property stolen after Craigslist postings said it was up for grabs.   The incredible part is that after the guy returned home the people would not stop taking his stuff, citing the Craigslist ad as some sort of permission!     http://www.webguild.org/2008/03/craigslist-prank-listings-lead-to-major.php

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Internet Travel Guy, Father of 2, small town Oregon life. BS Botany from UW Madison Wisconsin, MS Social Sciences from Southern Oregon. Top interests outside of my family's well being are: Internet Technology, Online Travel, Globalization, China, Table Tennis, Real Estate, The Singularity.
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5 Responses to Craiglist Prank = horse stealin’

  1. www.bkroads.com says:

    I caught that on the local news. What a horrible thing to do to someone. Those folks that kept coming could have been shot. I hope they catch the poster and throw the book at him. Not even funny!

  2. JoeDuck says:

    Yes BK – I could not believe that they trusted the advertisement more than a real person – crazy, but maybe we are seeing people come online who don’t understand how many bogus info things there can be.

  3. moe says:

    people want to believe what they want to believe. they wanted to believe they had a right to take his things, these people should be prosecuted, how shady of them

  4. JoeDuck says:

    Moe I agree they should be prosecuted for theft. There are reports that some of the stuff is now getting returned and the police are following up on the plates.

  5. FoolsGold says:

    I doubt they felt the ad really trumped what the homeowner was telling them; they just felt that having treked there they might as well take something home with them anyway.

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