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Craigslist Crimes and Misdemeanors

It really is possible to find anything on Craigslist, but you never know who’s reading your ads.

Arizona man arrested for selling someone else’s house on Craigslist

From our friends at The Daily Dot: An Arizona man has been arrested for selling a home on Craigslist. The problem? It wasn’t his home.

‘Haunted’ lawnmower seeks new owner to haunt

Just in time for Halloween is a lawnmower that owners claim causes “spikes” in “paranormal activity.” Best of all? It’s totally free on Craigslist!

California Man Confesses to Stealing Cat While Drunk, Tries to Return it

So what do you do when you sober up only to find that the cute stray cat you thought you were rescuing on your way home last night actually has a collar, a name and probably a worried owner? Why, feed the cat cheese and place the following ad on Craigslist, of course.

Admitted Pedophile Arrested After ‘Horrible’ Craigslist Post

From our friends at The Daily Dot: Sometimes it takes a major investigation to catch a pedophile. Other times, a man will allegedly post a picture of a child to Craigslist, claim the two have sex, and bring the cops right to his door.

Today in Crime History: Philip Markoff kills himself

On August 15, 2010, one year after he was to have been married, accused Craigslist Killer Markoff was found dead of an apparent suicide in his cell.

Craigslist Scam Leaves Family of Four Homeless

From our friends at the Daily Dot: A woman who sent her rent check to a realtor in Nigeria is now homeless and trying to avoid living out of her car.

Sick Pedophile Code Revealed in Craigslist Undercover Sting

From our friends at the Daily Dot: A recent undercover sting in Mobile, Ala., provides a window into the secret world of coded language pedophiles use online. And it’s shockingly simplistic.

Elder Craigslist Killer Richard Beasley Sentenced to Death

The courtroom saga of the teen boy and his deranged mentor who posted job ads and killed the respondents has drawn to a close. The boy, Brogan Rafferty, now 18, was sentenced to life without parole. The older man in the scheme, Richard Beasley, has been sentenced to death.

Weird Craigslist Ad Leads to Rape Hoax

People use Craigslist to find all sorts of crazy experiences, but Morgan Triplett’s post was a little too far out. She offered sex in exchange for her partner to shoot her. Finding no takers, she placed a second ad looking for a man to "punch, kick, and bruise" her in exchange for sex.

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