Manatee man sees his boat on Craigslist, but he's not selling

February 26, 2012 

MANATEE -- A boat owner saw his boat on Craigslist even though he didn't place it there.

The boat owner told authorities he had made a deal to sell his boat without the trailer to a suspect recently for $2,500 according to a sheriff's office report.

The suspect was allowed to take the boat from the 37800 block of State Road 64 East in Myakka City with the promise of $800 immediately and $1,700 later, according to the report.

But instead of getting his balance due and his trailer back, the boat owner instead saw his boat listed on internet buying and selling site Craigslist without his permission or knowledge, the report states.

Neither the boat owner nor law enforcement know where the boat or trailer have been taken, the report concludes.

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