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Craigslist Ad Pranks Broward Man About 100 Free Thanksgiving Turkeys

Conie White, 56, does not know how to use a computer. Hell, he doesn't even know how to use his cell phone. But since 11:30 a.m. over 150 people have called him inquiring about free thanksgiving turkeys.

An ad was put on Craiglist saying that 100 free turkeys are being given away and his number is listed. It could just be a typo, but White suspects it's a mean prank, especially since, this Thanksgiving, he doesn't have enough money to buy a turkey for himself.

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This is the ad:

"Thirteen people have called just during this phone call, ma'am," White says during our phone interview. "My phone is all out of battery and it could be work so I have to pick up every time."

Even though the number listed on the Craigslist ad could be a typo and there could be a Mother Teresa somewhere that's actually giving out 100 free turkeys, White suspects it's a prank.

"I have a guy who owes me money and I called him yesterday," White says. "He's always on his laptop. I think he [was] the one that done it."

White lives in Broward and works in painting and pressure cleaning. His car was in the shop and he had to pay $1,000 to get it fixed. If this is in fact a prank, it's particularly cruel, because White doesn't have enough money to buy a turkey for himself this Thanksgiving.

"It's just eating weenies out of the can for me, times are tough," White says about his Thanksgiving plans.

He pleads to have someone flag the post because he doesn't even know what Craigslist it.

"I know nothing about what to do to get the post to go down, what even is Craigslist?"



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Jess Swanson is a staff writer at New Times. Born and raised in Miami, she graduated from the University of Miami’s School of Communication and wrote briefly for the student newspaper until realizing her true calling: pissing off fraternity brothers by reporting about their parties on her crime blog. Especially gifted in jumping rope and solving Rubik’s cubes, she also holds the title for longest stint as an unpaid intern in New Times history. She left the Magic City for New York to earn her master’s degree from Columbia University School of Journalism, where she spent a year profiling circumcised men who were trying to regrow their foreskins for a story that ultimately won the John Horgan Award for Critical Science Journalism. Terrified by pizza rats and arctic temperatures, she quickly returned to her natural habitat.
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