Motorcycle sale goes awry when buyers pull gun

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FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A man lost the motorcycle he was trying to sell recently when the transaction turned ugly.

The 27-year-old man put his 202 Aprilia RSV motorcycle for sale on Craigslist for $3,700. He was contacted by a man who gave his name as Robert Haynes. The seller agreed to host Haynes at his house to show him the bike. Haynes arrived with another man and asked if the seller could start the motorcycle and he could then test drive it. The seller said he could test drive it only if he received the cash first to hold until he returned the bike.

Haynes went to his car, came back with a bag and picked up the helmet. His companion then pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the seller. The cycle owner then told them to take the bike, and he ran toward the woods. The companion with the gun chased him while Haynes got on the bike and left. The companion then left and the seller fired eight rounds from his gun.

Deputies saw the bike on Ga. 400 southbound, but lost contact with it for a short time. Haynes left his bag at the house and detectives are investigating it for any evidence.


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