Con Man Tries to Sell Laptops

9 years 1 week 4 days ago Friday, October 08 2010 Oct 8, 2010 Friday, October 08, 2010 2:22:08 PM CDT October 08, 2010 in News
COLUMBIA - A new game you do not want to be a part of is taking place in Columbia. It will leave you with an empty box and empty pockets. This is a new game involving a Fedex box and your money. A con man is convicing anyone who will listen to buy a laptop that does not exist. In a walmart parking lot, he used a box to convince one man he was selling a laptop, he even had a cut off extension cord to make it more believable. He also hit up the Petro Mart on east St. Charles Road. A woman paid 100 dollars for a wooden block inside a Fedex box. Columbia police say this a new game that Columbia has not seen. This con artist knows how to talk a good game and plays into peoples emotions. Since this man has been successful twice, police warn he will probably strike again. He has two gold front teeth.

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