Craigslist Is The New Online Wilderness

JONES_JAMESi thought this story was such a sad one.
an f-bi sent me this and i’ve been meaning to post it.
it just goes to show you really cannot trust anything you see online.
its heartbreaking that aspiring doctor and junior at clark atlanta,
james jones jr,
had to learn that tragically when trying to buy an iphone 6 off a craigslist ad

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Police say that a student from Clark Atlanta University was killed after answering an ad on Craigslist for an iPhone 6.

James Jones, Jr., 21, a junior studying chemistry, had responded to an ad in Craigslist to buy the phone on Monday night in Marietta, Georgia, about 20 miles north from his school.

“It was an illegitimate ad he was responding to and he did not know the sellers,” Marietta Police officer David Baldwin told ABC News, adding that the posting appeared to be real. “The ad was posted in the hopes to lure somebody in, but obviously the victim didn’t know that.”

Three men were in custody by noon on Tuesday: Jordan Baker, 18; Jonathon Myles, 19; and Kaylnn Ruthenberg, 21. They were charged with felony murder, armed robbery and aggravated assault and were booked into the Cobb County adult detention center, according to police. A judge at Cobb County Magistrate court denied their bond at their first appearance today. They have not yet entered a plea.

A court clerk told ABC News she was not aware if the defendants have hired attorneys.

Jones’ brother called him a “bright young man” who wanted to be a doctor.

“My mother lost her son. My sister lost her brother. I lost my brother. So I don’t think we can put that into words. There was a lot of heartache,” Jones’ brother Samuel Heath said.

Jones was shot and killed while he was sitting in his car, Baldwin said.

“After he was shot, the car went forward, hit another car and a tree,” Baldwin said.

Police were originally dispatched to the area with a report of a motor vehicle accident.

“Through the course of the investigation, they discovered that he was going to that area in response to a Craigslist ad,” Baldwin said.

Jones was a native of Daytona Beach, Florida, and maintained a cumulative 3.08 GPA, according to Clark Atlanta University.

“This is a devastating loss for the Clark Atlanta University family,” a statement from the university read. “Mr. Jones was a serious scholar and a kind, engaging spirit whose work and comportment spoke well of the university’s core values and those instilled long ago by those contributing to his upbringing. In addition to his studies, he was a UPS scholar at Fickett Elementary School and a science mentor for the HBCU Rising Cares Mentoring program at Brown Middle School. He also was an amateur athlete.”

Baldwin said police “didn’t stop until all three were arrested.”

“It was a heck of an undertaking and investigation but it helps to bring closure to the family. We hope to give them peace to know that everyone involved in this senseless murder will be held accountable,” Baldwin said.

…did they really have to kill him tho?
i hope they throw all three of them under the jail.
craigslist is some shit high key.
when i was unemployed,
i went onto craigslist hoping to find a job.
i use to go on there like 2006-ish and would have luck.
well i got so many calls from people trying to scam me!
one person even called and said i needed to meet them somewhere in queens,
pay them 200 in cash,
and i can start training to be a security guard.

2qnd4ycnow that ANYONE can get online,
it has gotten pretty dangerous.
if you are going to meet anyone to buy a product,
or even a hook up,
try meeting them at the police station.
i know its a little crazy,
but is your life worth the risk of meeting anywhere else?
okay then.
 james was taken way too soon but may he RIP.

highkey: if you have any safer methods to meeting people online,
please share with the foxhole!
the more ideas the better!
i want all my readers in the foxhole to please:


use your better judgment.
i care for you all and wouldn’t want to write a entry like this about you.

article taken: abc news

Author: jamari fox

the fox invited to the blogging table.

7 thoughts on “Craigslist Is The New Online Wilderness”

  1. Very sad story. They’re not gonna feel sorry about their actions until their cell mates Po’ boy and Junebug rip up their little buttholes and when they are whore’d out for cigarettes. People who commit premeditated senseless homicides deserve corporal punishments that they have to live with until they understand that you just cant do that shit and get away with it.

    1. ^i was going to open up a Jack’d account and turn it on in case an ballet wolves were on there for allstar weekend…

      But my spirit said “sitchoassdown”.
      I listened.

      1. LOL. You might would have gotten a pretender. Any athletes on the low would already have their plans set. They know where to go to get booty.

  2. I have to say it…

    Are they SURE an iPhone 6 is what he was meeting them for? It’s Atlanta so I have to ask…

    Anyone that messes with Craigslist knows you have to be careful, whether you’re hooking up or buying something.
    I have encountered dudes that use craigslist to rob gay men because they know they’re not likely to report it.

    Sometimes it’s just not worth it. Id rather pay full price for anything to meet strangers and get tricked out of money.

    Then the age of these murderers and most of these criminals in general are disturbing!


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