August 11, 2009

Police: Man tried to sell fake TV

Police in California, acting on a tip that a man tried to sell a flat screen TV for $100, said they detained a man and found a TV box containing an oven door.

San Leandro police said the man was pulled over Wednesday and officers noticed a box in his car purporting to contain a brand-new 37-inch Sony TV for the price of only $1,000 -- but all they found inside the box was a glass oven door disguised a television, the Oakland (Calif.) Tribune reported Tuesday.

Police said they pulled the man over because of an anonymous call from someone who said a suspicious man tried to sell him a TV for $100 out of his car in a Wal-Mart parking lot and gave police a description of the beige 1980 Oldsmobile Cutlass.

The man, Anthony Myles, 52, was arrested for driving on a suspended license. Police said no other charges were filed.