Weather Alert


A Heat Advisory has been issued for the area Saturday.  Heat indices will be between 105 and 110 during the afternoon hours.



WEAR - Search Results

The following is an archived video story. The text content of that video story is available below for reference. The original video has been deleted and is no longer available.

Craigslist shooting

ESCAMBIA COUNTY  --  Escambia County -  We all know there are dangers associated with shopping online.
On Tuesday, a man who posted a Craigslist ad to try and sell a ring, was attacked in the Walmart parking lot on Pensacola Boulevard.
Escambia County Deputies say, two men tried to rob and kidnap the man.
 In this day and age we're all about convenience and that's why many of us shop on Craigslist, so the sheriffs office has tips to help you out.
Davis Nguyen says he purchases car parts from online forums almost daily. The convenience  and price is what draws him in. He's been a victim of online scams loosing thousands of dollars . But, says he's learned his lesson.
"I actually try to get the person to contact me first through either phone or something I actually know where they live or Facebook anything like that, so I can actually see it's an actual person," said Davis Nguyen.
But, there is one site he just won't purchase from.
"I usually try not to do Craigslist because I always hear stories and stuff like that of people who get predators or stuff like that or try to rob you or something like that, but you've always got to be careful," said Nguyen.

Tuesday Richard Mckenney leaned how dangerous shopping online can be. Escambia County Deputies say Mckenney met  Darius Beasly and Jamichael Tucker in the Walmart parking lot on Pensacola Boulevard.
The two had answered the Mckenneys Craigslist ad selling a wedding ring for $4,500. Deputes say Mckenney got inside Beasly's car where they exchanged the ring and cash. That's when Tucker came up to the drivers side door and tried to duct tape Mckenneys wrist .
Mckenney got away and the suspect left in their car Mckenney got into his and chased the men. They say Tucker starting shooting out the passengers side window. A deputy arrived on scene and arrested both men.
They say Mckenney had the right idea meeting in a crowded well lit parking lot but they have other tips.

 "If you're going ot do any type of exchange of money I would probably wait to the next business day and probably go to the bank and get a cashiers check or some type of money order and then meet that person in a well lit parking area," said Dlearian Wiggins.