Police: PS4 sold via Craigslist in Colo. Springs was actually box of towels
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A Craiglist buyer hoping to get her hands on one of the holiday’s hottest items — a PlayStation 4 — got far less than she bargained for this week in Colorado Springs.
According to police, the woman answered a Craiglist add for a PlayStation 4, hoping to purchase the gaming system as a Christmas gift for her son. She then met the buyer in an unnamed local motel on Tuesday, and the two parties exchanged a PlayStation 4 box for cash.
Police said the woman immediately opened the box to confirm its contents, only to find it was packed full of towels. When she looked up, the suspect was fleeing out the front door with the victim’s cash.
The suspect reportedly sped away in a blue/green Toyota Corolla that was waiting in the parking lot, and is described as a black male standing 5-foot-11 and weighing 150 pounds. He was wearing dark pants and a gray hoodie, which was pulled up to conceal his face, according to police.