Why It Isn’t Always Safe to Sell Things On Craigslist

Two Kansas City, Missouri residents have been charged with first-degree robbery and armed criminal action after police arrested them for stealing a video game system at gunpoint. The victim, an unidentified 40-year-old man placed an ad on Craigslist in the Kansas City area looking to sell a Playstation 3 console, two controllers and three games. He was looking to get $205.

The alleged robbers contacted the man expressing interest in buying the console and games and set up a meeting in 26-year-old Brittany Frazier's apartment (the first dumb idea in this story for all parties involved). On Tuesday morning the man went to an apartment building. When the seller got there, the woman and 28-year-old Dwayne Gordon were waiting for him.

At some point during the meeting Gordon allegedly pulled a gun on the seller, and no doubt said something colorful like "Give me the PS3 or I'll shoot your **** off," (we don't know exactly what was said during the robbery, we're taking liberties). As the duo took off in their car with the stolen console a nearby surveillance camera caught them on film.

Police ultimately identified the car and its occupants and were able to track both suspects down. Both suspects are being held in lieu of $100,000 bond and have yet to obtain legal counsel.

The moral of the story? Craigslist sales can be dangerous.

Bad Things Sometimes Happen When Selling Things on Craigslist

Minor update: We changed the title, because – as EZK suggested – people use Craigslist every day and avoid situations in this story.

Source: The Kansas City

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