He Thought He Was Buying a PS4; He Got a Box of Towels InsteadS

A man in Colorado Springs got (sunglasses) fleeced when he met a dude to buy a PlayStation 4 and ended up with a box of towels. That said, they do dry you off a lot better than the Xbox One.

Cops in the Springs say the man answered a Craigslist ad, hoping to buy the console as a Christmas gift for his son. He agreed to meet the seller at a motel on Tuesday to make the transaction.

Generally, when I hear a dude answered a Craigslist ad and then went to a motel I expect at least one person to leave the scene with a major dent in their dignity. Sure enough, he did. After forking over the money, the man checked the box and found it stuffed with towels.

The suspect fled with the money, jumping in a getaway car waiting in the parking lot. The amount of the transaction was not described by police.

Craiglist scam ruins Christmas gift plans for Colorado Springs father [Colorado Springs Gazette]

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