Thursday, April 05, 2007

Washington State Home Emptied After Craigslist Hoax

An AP newswire article, via The Boston Globe, reports that:

Everything including the kitchen sink was stripped from a rental home after an Internet classified ad invited people to take whatever they wanted for free.

But the landlord says the ad, posted last weekend on the craigslist Web site, was fake.

"In the ad, it said come and take what you want. Everything is free," Laurie Raye told Seattle's KING-TV.

Raye had cleaned out the rental after evicting a tenant. After the ad appeared, the property was stripped of the sink, light fixtures and the hot water heater. Even the front door and a vinyl window were pilfered, Raye said.

Neighbors said they saw strangers hauling items away, apparently looking for salvage material.

More here.


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