Win That Ebay Item, Receive Feces

July 18th, 2005 // 2 Comments

ordinarypeopleNow that’s a shitting thing to do. Sorry.

A man is being sued by Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon for allegedly sending garbage and even feces to eBay customers who thought they were bidding for new or slightly used clothing.

Nixon filed the fraud suit against Michael D. Pickens of Bethany. His wife, Tamera Pickens, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch he is disabled with a rare blood disease, is unemployed and has never sold anything over the Internet.

The suit claims Internet ads promised top-quality clothes, including ads from Victoria Secret, Banana Republic and other well-known brands. When customers placed their orders through the online auction site eBay, the suit says, Pickens arranged for the shipment to come from companies that sell industrial rags, unwanted clothing or household items meant for poor countries. In one case, a customer received feces.

Nixon said Pickens either ignored or refused requests for refunds. The lawsuit, filed in Harrison County Circuit Court, seeks a permanent injunction and fines of $1,000 per violation.

Man Sued Over Mailing of Feces, Garbage [AP]

By Miu von Furstenberg

  1. Shannon

    No shit! What an @sshole!

  2. bethany

    Bethany, Missouri is a good place to buy fireworks from if you are from Iowa and a nice place to have your picture taken next to a sign if your name is Bethany, other than that, nothing but a bunch of hoosiers. Way to represent, yo!

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