Teen Gave Victim Rocks Instead of Gaming System: Cops

View Comments ()



    Milford police have arrested a New Haven man who they said pretended to swap gaming systems with someone through Craigslist but gave the victim a box of rocks instead.

    The victim made arrangements through Craigslist to swap video game systems with Daryl Johnson, 19, of New Haven and the two met on New Haven Avenue  on July 2, police said.

    After making the swap, the victim checked the gaming system box he was given and found that it held rocks, not the item promised.

    Police seized the gaming system from Johnson during what they said was a separate and unrelated investigation the same day.

    Johnson was arrested on Thursday and charged with larceny. He is due in court on Sept. 16.