Man selling laptop via Craigslist robbed in Cleveland

Man selling laptop via Craigslist robbed in Cleveland

19 Action News has learned of yet another case of someone making a deal through Craigslist and getting robbed.

Juan Natal met someone on a street to sell a laptop and found himself looking down the barrel of a gun.

This is just the latest case a deal with a stranger starting online turning violent.

"Then I hear footsteps running up behind me. All of a sudden I have a gun pointing at me," said Juan Natal.

After posting an ad on Craigslist, Juan says he'd met a woman on East 80th in Cleveland to sell a small laptop.

He'd heard all about people killed responding to Craigslist ads and other Internet ad scams so he says he brought a friend along. That didn't matter because the so-called buyers still tried to rob him.

"I've heard of stuff like this. I just never thought it would happen to me," said Natal.

Cleveland police eventually arrested James Mosely. Cuyahoga County prosecutors say he is already facing charges for another street hold up.

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