Craigslist ad for hoverboards leads to strange NY robbery

Yeah, I know. It doesn't actually hover. Get over it.
Yeah, I know. It doesn’t actually hover. Get over it.

Two Long Island men are lucky to be a live after responding to a craigslist ad for the latest hot gadget, the so-called hoverboard. After going to the home in Jackson Heights, Queens where they thought they were buying hoverboards they were instead robbed at gunpoint, tied up with duct tape and thrown into a pile with other victims. The two men, who did not arrive together, were both robbed of cash and their phones. Luckily the suspects ran off without further harming their victims.

Criminals will use the latest trends in order to get you to meet them with handfuls of cash by placing ads on craigslist. This has occurred in more than one murder when people have been killed after responding to a craigslist ad for whatever was the hot item at the time, historically iPhones.

The old adage still holds true after all these years when it comes to craigslist, if it appears too good to be true it probably is.

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