On Craigslist, you can find good deals, side gigs, even friends. What a wonderful medium, some might say. But then again, you can also be murdered, assaulted and robbed. We don't mean to scare you, but there are dangers to using the online marketplace.
Surfers, beware! Here are some scary Craigslist tales that will make you think twice before you click to respond or post.
The "Craigslist killer"
The "Craigslist killer" Philip Markoff, an engaged pre-med student, was arraigned on murder charges related to the death of Julissa Brisman, a New York woman who advertised on Craigslist, on April 2009. He was also charged for two other assaults by victims he also found on Craigslist.
When the 24-year-old Minneapolis woman's body was discovered (in the trunk of her car abandoned in a park), police searched Anderson's home five blocks away, and found Olson's blood inside and a gun in his bedroom.
Anderson claimed he was there during the slaying but that the killer was a friend of his who "thought it would be funny."
Anderson was the first murderer referred by Craigslist.