Craigslist - Hit Man for Hire

Kill my boyfriend's wife, Please!

A Michigan woman is accused of trying to use Craigslist to hire a hit man. In November of 2007 Ann Marie Linscott, age 49 was arrested in Grand Rapids Michigan for allegedly posting an ad on Craigslist in the "freelance" jobs category. She allegedly wrote in the ad that she was looking for a hit man to "eradicate" or kill the wife of a man she was having an affair with.

Individuals that responded to the ad were offered $5,000 to eliminate the wife of her lover who lives in Oroville, California. Applicants were also given the intended targets name, physical description, work address and other personal information. Linscott is expected to be extradited to face charges in Northern California.

Craigslist management had little to say about the subject. The police on the other hand were a bit more honest. "I've seen some screwy things, but I've personally never heard of anything like this," Drew Parenti, special agent in charge of the Sacramento, Calif., FBI office, told the AP.

This story has obviously a few problems with it. First of all what quality of hit man are you going to find on Craigslist anyway? My experience with Craigslist has shown me that there are so many kooks reading the pages of Craigslist, that anyone who responds to your ad, may turn around and kill you too, just for the fun of it.

Secondly how good of a hit man are you going to get for $5,000? You can't even buy a car for $5,000, or pay for a funeral for $5,000, but you seriously think you can get a hit man for that amount of money? That's why the mob never has these problems. They are willing to pay top dollar for eliminating their enemies. They never did find Jimmy Hoffa! Just goes to show you get what you pay for on Craigslist!

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