The packaging appeared to be new, but a man quickly found out the box containing what he thought was a home theater system he'd purchased from another man in the Home Depot parking lot contained something unexpected: rocks.
According to an incident report at the Oconee County Sheriff's Office, the victim was offered the equipment around 3:30 in the afternoon, and he withdrew $800 from his bank account to pay for it. When he got home, however, he realized not all of the equipment was functioning; rocks were glued inside some of the items to mimic the weight of real equipment.
The Sheriff's Office posted on Facebook the following warning about the scam:
If someone approaches you in a parking lot offering you a could deal on electronics, be very wary. We have had reports of this happening recently, and in one instance, an individual bought a box full of rocks.
If it is too good to be true, it probably is.
If someone approaches you in such a manner, please call 706-769-5665 or 911.