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Cleveland man dragged by car while trying to sell laptop through mobile app OfferUp

September 24, 2018

Cleveland man dragged by car while trying to sell laptop through mobile app OfferUp

CLEVELAND, Ohio – An unidentified woman dragged a Cleveland man with her car as she and her friend stole a laptop he was selling through the mobile phone application OfferUp, according to a police report.

The 20-year-old man suffered serious leg injuries in the incident that happened Saturday on DeForest Avenue near Lee Road, a police report says. Cleveland EMS took him to University Hospitals for treatment.

Someone going by the name “June” contacted the man through the app and asked him to meet her at a neutral location. The man agreed and met June and her friend just after 8 p.m. at a gas station on Lee Road at DeForest Avenue.

June asked to see the Lenovo laptop before buying it, but she could not connect to the internet. The man told her to drive to his nearby home, so he could connect to his Wi-Fi, the police report says.

They arrived at the man’s house, and June asked to see the laptop. He was standing by the driver’s side door and handing it to her when her friend reached over from the passenger seat and grabbed it.

June started to drive away as the man and the friend struggled over the laptop. The man held on as June swerved the car, but fell to the ground when she opened the driver’s side door, the police report says.

The two women then sped away with the laptop.

No arrests have been made in the case, police said.

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