Guy’s house cleaned out by ad on Craigslist

This is too much. A guy in Jacksonville, Oregon had his house cleaned out thanks to a malicious ad placed on Craigslist. Someone posted an ad saying that the house had been declared abandoned and all the belongings including a horse were free to good homes. So the entire neighborhood rocked up and started carting stuff off. When the guy arrived the looters were armed printouts of the ad and refused to hand the guys stuff over. From the Seattle Times:

The independent contractor was at Emigrant Lake when he got a call from a woman who had stopped by his house to claim his horse.

On his way home he stopped a truck loaded down with his work ladders, lawn mower and weed eater.

“I informed them I was the owner, but they refused to give the stuff back,” Salisbury said. “They showed me the Craigslist printout and told me they had the right to do what they did.”

The driver sped away after rebuking Salisbury. On his way home he spotted other cars filled with his belongings.

Once home he was greeted by close to 30 people rummaging through his barn and front porch.

The trespassers, armed with printouts of the ad, tried to brush him off. “They honestly thought that because it appeared on the Internet it was true,” Salisbury said. “It boggles the mind.”

Full article here.