Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Did you leave a briefcase with $78,383 inside on the Lower East Side?


You can always count on Craigslist...

Suitcase with $78,383 inside (Lower East Side)

Date: 2010-03-28, 5:10AM EDT

I thought I would at least post this. If you can describe the other items inside I will return. If not I am taking to the Police and after no one claims it I think I can legally own this. It is real hard posting this. But I know it is the right thing to do.

So you write back with the descriptions.

Color of Briefcase:
How many combinations on the suitcase/ bill types:
Other items inside:

My girlfriend is shaking her head and staring at me as I post this....i think it is the right thing to do.




[Update: Yep, it's a fake post. The Voice has the story. It was a social experiment!]

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very sweet of this guy, but if he takes it to the police, they will keep it as evidence and eventually keep the money for themselves. They're certainly not going to give it to this guy!

Anonymous said...

Is this even real? Or just another publicity grab of some sort?

Anonymous said...

To the dude who found this:

It belongs to the Columbian Cartel Dude!

And for all you know they're tracing your IP (and you) through CL right now!

Maybe you should consider JFK as your next step in this great adventure...

EV Grieve said...

@ anon 2:32... I often assume most things are fake on Craigslist!

Jeremiah Moss said...

it's gotta be stealth marketing. for a movie. or a tv show. no one is that stupid to hand in that much found money to the police.

Jeremiah Moss said...

it was a "social experiment" created by a God-loving, motivational-writing US Marine.

http://clarencechance.com/

but you apparently started a viral thing that would have ended up with the NY Post stealing your story:

http://gothamist.com/2010/03/30/craigslist_1.php

and you bet i would have kept the money.

No Police State Girl said...

Wow!

WB said...

/quickly calculates how many kegs that would have bought at SuperDive

EV Grieve said...

@ WB

Ha! Well, I'd say that would be about 189.59 kegs of Labatt Blue.

JaneDoe said...

It's a joke, kids, it's another hipster douchebag joke.

E.g., how did he open the combinations ?

Goggla said...

I'm disappointed there weren't many creative responses to the ad. I was expecting something involving a pound of heroin and an evil dwarf.

Anonymous said...

This is just the dumbest shit I have ever seen. You really must have nothing better to do with your life