Craig’s Hit List

Here’s another one for the You’re stupid files. Ann Marie Linscott decided that the wife of a man with whom she had an affair must die. But who was going to do it? She decided to find the hitman by posting an ad on Craigslist, the popular buy and sell site. She didn’t exactly say she wanted a hitman right up on the site, she just said it was a freelance job. But people who responded were told she was looking to eradicate a female, and given a bunch of details on how to find her, and an offer of $5000.

That has got to be the dumbest way to hire a hitman. First, uh, doesn’t everybody know you are kind of low-key about looking for one? Throwing an ad up on an internet site doesn’t seem very private. You don’t know who is going to see it, and who is going to decide to let the police know.

And, if someone agrees to do it, how are they going to prove they got her? Couldn’t they just trick her into believing the person was dead so they could arrange to collect the money and then get her arrested?

Man, some people are stupid. Oh well, at least the people she was targeting were warned, and she’s too busy getting ready for court to worry about arranging a death.

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