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'It sounded like he knew what he was talking about'

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A Westside Atlantan called the cops after a Craigslist connect took his cash and ran.

The alleged victim, whose car has been "out of service" for weeks, contacted the Car Doctor Auto Center to ratchet up his clunker. "They agreed on the price of $600 for repairs, with half to be paid today to complete the work, and the remainder to be paid in installments," according a police report.

The complainant said his would-be automechanic "sounded like he knew what he was talking about," but never returned after heading off-site to buy car parts with $300 of the carless man's money. The vehicle owner even volunteered to join the shopping escapade, but alas, there was no room in the blue pickup truck that the so-called repairman arrived in he'd brought along a date, according to the police report.

Police are on the lookout for a blue truck-driving man whose name may or may not be what the victim was told.



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