Hey! Remember that time I indirectly sold contraband to a rapist?Oh, yeah, that time. Haha. What a weird thing! Wow, gosh, how weird was that? How about I provide a timeline of the events?
I was putting a bunch of CDs up for sale that I had lost interest in or just didn't want to keep the hard copy of since I had ripped all of my music to my computer.
One of my CDs sold to a person in Ohio. Nice! Money for something I don't want, always a good feeling.
When I was initially wrapping this CD, I thought there was something amiss with the address. Of course I wasn't going to complain since the address doesn't matter, its the money, which I already received.
"Whatever" I said, and promptly paid for my postage and let USPS do the rest.
A week later, I was returned my package with the word "CONTRABAND" stamped in red ink on it.
Befuddled, bewildered and bemoaned, I had to figure out why this address would send back a package that said "CONTRABAND" on it.
I put in the address into Google and to my surprise, came up with the "Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction" website. In other words, my buyer was most likely in jail.
So what does one do? Your buyer is in jail and you're supposed to be nice to them?
I then decided to look up the guy since there is a "Offender Search", which is actually kind of odd to me.
Anyways, turns out that my buyer is in jail for rape and kidnapping. So now I have a moral dilemma: Should I be nice and refund the money? I mean, he's a rapist. WTF?
So, at this time, I haven't thought through what I will really do, but I don't think its going to be easy. The first thing I'm wondering is if this guy has my address and if I don't return the money, is he going to come and rape me after his time is up?