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  1. #1
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    MO - Couple shot during Craigslist car 'sale'

    'A Missouri couple trying to buy their son's first car was shot Wednesday in a nightmare Craigslist deal.

    Police in Kansas City said the father, his wife and their 16-year-old son were robbed while they checked out a 2007 four-door Hyundai at an apartment complex, KCTV reported.'

    In KS City, MO, Dad and teen son took the vehicle for a test drive, but when they began talking about the price, the seller (known only as AJ) walked away to take a call and two robbers suddenly appeared and demanded the money. When it wasn't immediately forthcoming, Dad was shot several times and mom was shot once.

    No identities or condition of the couple have been released.

    The robbers got the money and in very early reports I saw of this they got the couple's car as well, but this article isn't making that clear. Weirdly, the 'seller' of the vehicle and gunmen escaped, but police are questioning four others.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crim...icle-1.1872112

    Earlier article. http://www.ky3.com/news/local/missou...48998_26993712
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    Scary! I hope the mom and dad survived.

    I would never advertise anything on CL nor respond to any of their ads because I read of things like this happening all too often.
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    Here is an update on the case:

    http://www.kctv5.com/story/26038628/...-kcmo-shooting

    A few heros in this case (snipped):

    [The] father valiantly tried to shield his wife and teenage son from gunfire as they were robbed while responding to a car ad on Craigslist.
    A couple who live in the Stone Haven Apartments in southeast Kansas City came to the couple's aid.

    "I heard screaming so I ran up the hill to see what was going on and that's when I found the kid on his cell phone," said "J," who asked not to be identified since the suspects are still on the loose.

    J turned to his girlfriend, Amber, who is a lifeguard.

    "She told me to grab her rubber gloves," he said.

    For what seemed like an eternity, they pressed down on the couple's wounds as they waited for police to arrive.
    The mom and son survived because the dad shielded them. If they dad pulls through, it will be because of the actions of this caring couple from the neighborhood.
    "Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk."
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    Thumbs up

    The article at this link says 5 people have been arrested so far and more arrests are possible. Sounds like a theft ring. Wonder what else they have done.

    http://www.kmbc.com/news/craigslist-...001840#!bijJmu

    The article also says that the dad who was shot multiple times is expected to recover.
    "Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk."
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    There have been so many murders associated to Craigslist. In so many different categories. It seems so dangerous to meet up with people you don't know and where money is concerned. jMO

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    I met my boyfriend on Craigslist and I thank my stars daily he was and is relatively normal. Athough I did take many safety precautions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ellabella View Post
    I met my boyfriend on Craigslist and I thank my stars daily he was and is relatively normal. Athough I did take many safety precautions.
    Gasp!

    My heart just skipped a beat!

    Thank goodness you didn't end up with a thread on here!



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    http://www.libertytribune.com/news/a...ff354617a.html

    Three men have been indicted for their roles in a series of armed robberies against victims they met through the Craigslist website, according to the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Missouri.

    Thomas Thorpe, 25, and Debvon Buckner, 23, both of Kansas City, and Troy Wright, 21, of Grandview were charged in a 13-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury Sept. 19...

    A Liberty couple and their teenage son were involved in one of the robberies July 16, when they met Buckner in South Kansas City to view and test drive a Hyundai Sonata that was advertised for sale on the website.
    http://www.kansascity.com/news/local...le2207784.html

    If convicted of all charges in the 13-count indictment, Buckner faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 92 years in federal prison, while the other two men would face at least 117 years.



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