A potential online buyer got smart when trying to make a purchase.
The listing had a Yamaha scooter for sale at a low price. The potential buyer thought it was suspicious after the seller told him that it did not have a key or a registration title. 19 year old Darien Blake Clay of Fort Oglethorpe admitted to the Fort Oglethorpe Police that he had knowledge that the scooter had been stolen in Chattanooga. Clay was later arrested for theft by receiving stolen property from another state.
Keith Sewell, Fort Oglethorpe Detective Sergeant said, "Use caution when you use those websites, and if you do come across something suspicious like this concerned citizen. Call and let us know what is going on, and what the circumstances are, and let us check into it to make sure someone else doesn't end up in that kind of situation."
The owner of the scooter did receive his scooter back without damage.