Cop run over by LetGo thieves in amateur sting attempt

Cop run over by LetGo thieves in amateur sting attempt

An Indianapolis woman had her cell phone stolen after trying to sell it on LetGo. In an attempt to try to catch the thieves she placed another ad, then told the people she believed robbed her to meet her at a local hospital parking lot. The woman informed hospital security to be on the lookout …

Florida man got women hooked on heroin to turn them out on Backpage

Florida man got women hooked on heroin to turn them out on Backpage

(Story broke 6/1/2017) 43-year-old Patrick Trottie was arrested in Jacksonville, Florida, for allegedly forcing drug-addicted women into prostitution on Backpage. Trottie would reportedly look for women who were going through heroin withdrawal, give them heroin, then tell them they had to prostitute themselves in order to pay back their ‘debt’ to Trottie. The women were …

Florida man rescues 14-year-old sister from Backpage

Florida man rescues 14-year-old sister from Backpage

A man from Deerfield Beach, Florida, discovered his 14-year-old runaway sister was being advertised on Backpage as a prostitute. The man posed as a john and had his sister brought to him. It was at that time the man confronted the lowlife who was allegedly turning out his sister. Police reportedly then caught up with …

Egyptian man killed in Cleveland OfferUp robbery

Egyptian man killed in Cleveland OfferUp robbery

(Story broke 8/4/2017) You can’t help but be a little heartbroken when you read this quote from a Cleveland.com article on the murder of 52-year-old Hesham Kamel. An Egyptian immigrant who moved his family to Ohio for a safer, better life was shot and killed Thursday night in Cleveland. Mr. Kamel was trying to sell …

Woman uses child in Atlanta LetGo robbery

Woman uses child in Atlanta LetGo robbery

(Story broke 8/1/2017) A man and his grandmother were robbed at gunpoint in Atlanta, after searching for a car on classifieds app LetGo. The victims were set to buy a Chevy Impala and met a woman with her infant son who was supposedly selling the car. The woman, who called herself Aaliyah Hall, said she …

Accused Backpage pimp used his mom to contact victim

Trio accused of prostituting pregnant teen on Backpage

(Story broke 5/31/2017) A person by the name of George Torres is accused of allegedly prostituting an underage girl on Backpage in the Corpus Christi, Texas, area. During a hearing at the end of May, prosecutors testified Torres was allegedly contacting his victim in order to try to discourage her from testifying against him. Prosecutors …

The case of the craigslist blood collector

The case of the craigslist blood collector

(Story broke 5/27/2017) A man was arrested by Washington D.C. police for one of the strangest craigslist-related crimes I’ve ever heard of. The man was accused of placing an ad on craigslist promising $30 for donating blood for a medical study. Doesn’t sound out of the ordinary on the surface until you hear the man …

19-year-old accused of prostituting 15-year-old ex on Backpage

19-year-old accused of prostituting 15-year-old ex on Backpage

(Story broke 5/25/2017) 19-year-old Desmond Taper of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was arrested for allegedly prostituting his 15-year-old ex-girlfriend on Backpage. The girl is said to have been turned out on Backpage’s dating section after Backpage falsely claimed censorship and ‘shut down’ their adult section. It seems Backpage’s alleged safeguards designed to prevent underage girls from being …

Multi-state Backpage trafficking ring busted in Minnesota

Multi-state Backpage trafficking ring busted in Minnesota

(Story broke 5/18/2017) In Minnetonka, Minnesota, 28-year-old Ricky Turner Jr. and 25-year-old Brittany Harenza were arrested for allegedly running a multi-state prostitution ring on Backpage. The couple referred to themselves online as ‘King Finesse’ and ‘Finesse Bunnie’. Turner was said to have been the pimp while Harenza was his main recruiter. The pair are accused …