NBC15 WMTV | Madison, WI | News, Weather, Sports

Police lobbies an ideal site for Craigslist swaps

Posted Saturday, March 29, 2014 --- 2:36 p.m.

RACINE, Wis. (AP) -- When Branden Kerr, of Racine, sold his Sony PlayStation on Craigslist this month, he conducted the swap at a Milwaukee police station.

It's not often that buyers and sellers conduct business at police departments, but officers encourage the idea. They say it's a neutral location that allows both parties to keep their home addresses private. Having officers around also decreases the likelihood of swindling.

Jackson Police Chief Jed Dolnick runs the Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association. He supports the idea, although he recommends calling the station first. He says some may not have spacious lobbies, and others aren't open 24 hours a day.

Kerr says an earlier buyer backed out of a deal after Kerr suggested meeting at a police station. He says that suggests the buyer was shady.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
NBC15 615 Forward Drive Madison, Wisconsin 53711 Business: 608-274-1515 Newsroom: 608-274-1500
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 253047751 - nbc15.com/a?a=253047751