Woman’s House Ransacked After Craigslist Ad

(03/05/2007) An ad placed on Craig’s List is being blamed for the ransacking of a Tacoma, Washington woman’s home.

Vandals ripped apart the house after an ad posted on the internet bulletin board invited people to take anything they wanted from inside.

Now police and the home’s owner are trying to find out who posted the ad, and why.

“It hurts. I was attached to this home because it used to be my mom’s,” says Laurie Raye.

A phone caller alerted raye to the destruction.

She soon walked through her garbage strewn front yard to find her house dismantled.

From the light fixtures to the hot water heater everything is gone…including the kitchen sink.

Her neighbors later reported seeing strangers hauling stuff away from her home, seemingly looking for salvage material.

The World’s Most Corrupt Countries

From Forbes:

While a year ago, some 72 out of 158 nations surveyed by the international watchdog group Transparency International were classified as “corrupt,” now 74 of 163 countries fall into the same category. A few, most notably India, managed to bootstrap themselves (just barely) out of the truly corrupt group, while others, particularly Iran, dug themselves more firmly into that camp.

TI has developed an index from 0 to 10 comprised of surveys of specialists, opinion leaders, business officials and human rights monitors who live, work or travel extensively in each of the countries ranked. The higher the score, the less corrupt the country. Tied for No. 1 this year, with a CPI “score” of 9.6 are Finland, Iceland and New Zealand. At the bottom, with a score of 1.8 is Haiti.