Thursday, July 30, 2009 at 11:58 a.m.
This arrest goes out to everyone who's ever been ripped off on Craigslist. To the guy who bought last-minute Ultra tickets, only to find out at the gate they were fake. To the girl who moved in with a roommate who described herself as "laid-back and easygoing," only to find she was an anal-retentive neat freak who yelled every time a dish was left in the sink. To the naive dude who thought he was in for a legitimate massage. This is for you.
A 25-year-old Miami Lakes man thought he was getting an excellent deal on a PlayStation 3. The game system usually goes for about $400, but he found a seller looking to unload his for $250. Then, after some negotiating, he got the price down to $160. So he agreed to meet the seller, but things began getting shady when he received a text message that the meeting point had been changed. He showed up anyway, cash in hand.
Steven Alexander Glass had the PS3 box and asked to see the cash. He then snatched it and ran off through the Gwen Cherry Apartment Complex.
The Miami Lakes buyer -- who asked that his name not be used in this article -- wasn't about to get played, so he called the police. The cops got a tip that Glass was the suspect and arrested him Tuesday. Only 22 years old, Glass already has a full rap sheet, with charges including possession of a firearm on school property, gambling, burglary, resisting arrest, domestic battery, cocaine possession, and robbery.