Oklahoma man stunned after being robbed while trying to sell Xbox on app

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
Data pix.

OKLAHOMA CITY - Police are looking for two men who allegedly robbed a man who was looking to sell an Xbox.

“Ninety-nine out of 100 people I meet are nice people, and this happened to be that 100th time,” said Jared Calhoun.

Calhoun is an avid user of the app 'Offer Up' to sell gaming systems.

“It pays for my hobby. My hobby is collecting and playing games,” he said.

Earlier this week, Calhoun thought he had found the perfect buyer on the app.

He agreed to meet the man, who went by the name Zach Smith, at the Sonic on N.E. 23rd St. and Martin Luther King Blvd. in Oklahoma City.

It was around 11 p.m. when a sale turned into a robbery.

“I started showing him the Xbox, he asked me a couple of questions, and I bent down and came up, and I had a gun pulled on me,” Calhoun said.

Calhoun said the man had a friend with him and that friend pointed a pink hand gun at him and yelled “Don’t make me use this.”

The two took the Xbox and ran off into a nearby neighborhood.

“I should have paid more attention, but I didn’t think someone as young, someone looking to buy a $250 system. It’s not that big. I’m not selling a Rolex or trading gold bars, so I didn’t think that would happen," he said.

After leaving the parking lot, Calhoun couldn’t help but feel angry.

“I had a weird feeling going into it. I should have just listened to it,” he said.

Police are investigating but warn these types of transactions can be dangerous and should only take place in designated locations.

The men covered their faces with hoods so Calhoun didn’t get a good look at their faces.

Latest News

More News

National News

More National

Washington D.C.

More Washington DC Bureau

Your Local Election HQ

More Your Local Election HQ

Latest News

More News


KFOR Podcasts

More Podcasts

Follow @KFOR on Twitter