||WhenEbay goes bad
Joined: Jun 14, 2002
|Posted: 2004-05-01 7:47 pm  Permalink|
eBay loser goes literally ballistic
By Tinoula Awopetu, Court TV
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (Court TV) — Gerald Newburger really doesn't like losing. A year after getting outbid at an online auction for a collection of used band uniforms, the New Orleans native traveled to New York to confront his rival bidder with a gun.
Newburger, 44, was pretty sore over losing a 480-piece collection of second-hand matching band and dance uniforms, which he had hoped to resell for a profit. Despite his loss to Robert Malinovsky of New York, who placed the winning bid of $360, Newburger resumed bidding offline.
According to Poughkeepsie prosecutor Richard Fiorile, Newburger exchanged e-mails and phone calls with Malinovsky for several months trying to convince him to sell.
After long-distance negotiating proved unsuccessful Newburger decided to try a face-to-gun approach.
Newburger allegedly broke into Malinovsky's home and threatened his wife with a gun. Malinovsky himself was not home at the time. No one was injured during the confrontation and Malinovsky's wife called police after Newburger left sans uniforms.
Officers apprehended Newburger in a taxi 30 minutes after the incident on his way back to the train station. A handgun was found in his briefcase.
Newburger, who admits to being in the Malinvosky home, denies he ever waved a gun at anyone. He claims the gun fell out of his briefcase when he reached inside it for a piece of paper.
Joined: Jun 25, 2002
From: Land O' The Next Big One-L.A.
|Posted: 2004-05-02 3:28 pm  Permalink|
That has to be the most excitement Poughkeepsie has seen since Batteries Not Included big hit, "City of Sin" or The Great Vassar Eyeshadow Scandal of 1965.
|I dream of tiki|
Joined: Jan 12, 2004
From: Pittsburgh, PA
|Posted: 2004-05-03 01:17 am  Permalink|
Don't forget the catching of a serial killer back in 2000 (not a joke).
Joined: Mar 26, 2003
From: bay area
|Posted: 2004-05-03 11:47 am  Permalink|
Snipe at your own risk!