Don’t Take Any Wooden Flat Screens

Consumer alert! Indianans are filing complaints about a new street scam. Reports have trickled in about people being approached on the street to buy a flat screens for $500. A savvy shopper deal, no? Well, when the Hoosiers got home, they unwrapped the package to find it contained a cord, a remote control, and an oven door.

The police department is linking the scam to a scad of house robberies in the area. Among the items stolen are several oven doors.

Oven Doors Passed Off as Flat-Screen TVs [Sun-Times] (Thanks to Morgan!)

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