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Prank Posting Investigated

The family camper isn’t for sale but Sara found it posted on Craigslist twice this fall.

She said, “It’s the modern equivalent of the bathroom wall. It’s just a way to get back at somebody and it’s harder to trace.”

Six On Your Side chose not to reveal Sara’s last name. She’s had enough strangers stopping by her house.

That’s because the internet prankster posted her name, address and phone number on the phony ad for the camper. The price listed once at $150 and the second time $450. Both so low Sara and her husband received 100 phone calls in eight hours. Several buyers showed up to look at the camper and some didn’t knock.
Sara said, “That is going overboard on a prank to send people to somebody’s house.”

Douglas County Sheriff’s investigators consider it Disturbing the Peace. They’ll make a misdemeanor arrest when they can prove who posted the phony ad for Sara’s camper.

Sheriff’s Lt. Mark Gentile said, “People are using this as another method just like cyber bullying.”

However Gentile said a subpoena sent to Craigslist six weeks ago has not been answered, so tracking a suspect has been difficult.

Craigslist did not respond to an e-mail from Six On Your Side about the matter.

Sara said the camper parked in her backyard will go into storage this week. If the phony ad was placed by someone in the neighborhood she said. “If it bothers somebody then the neighborly thing to do is just come talk to us about it.”


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