Man reports car stolen in Oklahoma City after he put ad on Craigslist

Oklahoma City police Lt. Taylor Dinh said the seller posted an ad on Craigslist, and someone agreed to meet him Saturday afternoon at NW 10 and N Villa Avenue. The prospective buyer drove the car away from meeting without paying for it.
From Staff Reports Published: March 9, 2013

A man told Oklahoma City police his car was stolen after he advertised it for sale on a website.

Oklahoma City police Lt. Taylor Dinh said the seller posted the ad on Craigslist, and someone agreed to meet him Saturday afternoon at NW 10 and N Villa Avenue.

During the meeting, the seller told police the prospective buyer asked him to open the car's hood and turn on the engine. As the seller was closing the hood, the buyer climbed into the car and drove away, leaving behind a woman who had come with him, Dinh said.

Rather than calling police, the seller called his son, who was in a building across the street, Dinh said. The son held the woman at gunpoint until police arrived.

Police don't know whether the woman was involved with the theft, Dinh said, and he doesn't expect she'll be charged in connection with the incident.


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