Craigslist = Gospel

Quote of the day:

They honestly thought that because it appeared on the Internet it was true. It boggles the mind.

This is Robert Salisbury, an Oregon man whose house was stripped of its belongings after “[a] pair of hoax ads on Craigslist” that said that Salisbury “was forced to leave the area suddenly and his belongings, including a horse, were free for the taking.” Salisbury was traveling when he got a call regarding the horse, and rushed home. On the way “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.”

Any sense of deja vu you are now experiencing is not due to a glitch in the matrix—this has happened before. Expect more copycat postings.

(Link via email from Arun Simha.)