Bogus Laptop Seller Shocked To Discover His Jail Cell Is Real

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It seems like the scam where someone sells something (often computers) on eBay but never deliver any actual product is probably the original online auction scam. It’s been around for so long, that you heap extra scorn on the scammers for being so damn unoriginal. However, one such scammer, after being caught didn’t seem to show much remorse, and while waiting for his trial to begin was arrested on other charges (involving a traffic stop and lying to an officer and using fake ID). This arrest broke the terms of his pre-trial release so the police went to arrest him and he threatened the cop with a knife and said he would kill him. He also tried to steal a truck and sprayed the cop in the face with a fire extinguisher. You would think that such actions would pretty much ensure this guy spend quite a lot of time in jail, but he was only given two years, after which he appealed saying that the six months he then spent in jail for resisting arrest should count towards the two years he got for selling non-existent laptops. The court disagreed and has sent him to jail for two years.

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dorpus says:


Reminds me of the teens who sprayed their classmates with a fire extinguisher from a van this week, sending 66 of them to the hospital.

Or the girl who did the right thing by ignoring cyber-bullies who threatened her on the phone — except, the cyber-bullies made good on their threats by beating the living shit out of her, cutting up her face with a knife, and extinguished dozens of cigarettes on her arms.

john wood says:

Dear Seller

Dear Seller,

I am John By Name.The Sales Manager in Johnwoodstore International (Worldwide),I will like to order your products/items which i saw on your website.Please get back to me with the Lists Of Number of available items/products you currently have now for sales in your store,so i can place my order.Regards to my payment method for Security Reason i will be making payment via Stormpay Or Via My Creditcard.Please get back to me if you accept the mode of payment via my Company Store Email:

Best Regards

Stay Bless

John Wood ( Sales Manager)

Johnwoodstore International (worldwide)

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