Tennessee Man Arrested For Trying To Sell A Stolen BMW i8 On Craigslist

2016 BMW I8
2016 BMW I8
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If I were a car thief, which I’m not, I wouldn’t sell my stolen goods on Craigslist. And yet, a guy from Memphis was arrested on Monday for doing just that, according to police. The car in question? A BMW i8, offered for the low price of $87,000.


Marqueze Blackwell allegedly listed the exquisite ride, which eventually caught the interest of the Tennessee Highway Patrol. As WREG-TV reports, authorities believed the car was stolen.

So the Tennessee Highway Patrol made contact with Blackwell, and things went exactly as you’re expecting them to have gone. Per WREG:

During a meet on Poplar Avenue, authorities noted the VIN number appeared to be fake and took the seller, identified as Marqueze Blackwell, into custody. A separate VIN number under the seat revealed the car was in fact stolen out of Orlando back in March.

Blackwell was charged with theft of property and the altering of a motor vehicle serial number.


Fox 13 in Memphis says Blackwell was arraigned Tuesday. No word yet on if the car had been returned to its rightful owner.

Senior Reporter, Jalopnik/Special Projects Desk

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I know as far as tautological grievances go, this is one of the more pedantic, but it sticks out like sore thumb (and obviously it’s not Ryan’s fault, he’s just quoting it.)

VIN Number

like PIN Number, ATM Machine, 3am in the morning, or IRA Account. I can’t stop calling them out when I see them. They’re my “shapes in clouds.”

And someone please tell the sky that I’m tired of seeing nothing but penis shapes.