Every time you turn around these days, someone is using Craigslist for something that Johnny Law would not approve of. Now we hear of a man in Northern California getting carjacked after he responded to an ad for a rendezvous with a prostitute.
Talk about pimp my ride.
The 23-year-old Brentwood man was robbed Monday night after going to a house in Pittsburg, Calif., after responding to an alleged ad for prostitution, according to a report in the San Jose Mercury News. When no one answered the door, the man returned to his GMC Sierra where he was met by two men, who took his money and keys before striking him on his head with the butt of a shotgun.
Pittsburg police say they occasionally have to deal with robberies set up through the popular online bulletin board, but this one smacks of the guy who calls the police to report that someone stole his marijuana.
Craigslist is no stranger to postings that solicit illegal activities. In the past, the popular site has seen ads for prostitution, fake sex ads to harass people, and even an invitation to loot and trash a house. Most recently, a Michigan woman was accused of using Craigslist to try to hire a hit man to kill the wife of a man with whom she had had an affair.