A pair of hoax ads on Craigslist cost Robert Salisbury much of what he owned. The ads appeared Saturday afternoon, saying that Salisbury, the owner of a Jacksonville home, had to leave the area suddenly and that his belongings, which included a horse, were free for the taking, said Jackson County sheriff's Detective Sgt. Colin Fagan.
Driving home, Salisbury stopped a truck that was packed 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."
Detectives have contacted Craigslist's legal team in hopes to figure out who posted the ad.
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