A man reported Monday that an unidentified suspect – for no apparent reason – had posted his personal photos and phone number in an online advertisement requesting male companionship.
He discovered what had happened when strange men began sending unsolicited text messages to his cell phone. Utterly confused, he immediately went to the Murfreesboro Police Department to report the matter, according to an incident report.
“I was dispatched to the 302 S. Church St. in reference to slander via social networking,” Officer Klint Hill reported. “Upon my arrival, I made contact with the (complainant) who stated … after leaving work, he checked his phone and found several obscene pictures and text messages that had been sent from unknown phone numbers.”
The man told Hill that one of the messages referred to his picture that was featured in an ad on Craigslist, a website that offers free classified listings.
“(The complainant) began looking on Craigslist and found an ad in the men seeking men section that an unknown subject created his pictures and phone number,” Hill reported.
Given the fact that it was still unclear who would have posted the fraudulent ad, police were not immediately able to identify a possible suspect.
As of Friday, police had not yet charged anyone in connection with the incident, and the matter remains under investigation.