Man Arrested After Facebook Deal Gone Bad

August 31, 2016

A Mobile man was jailed after a Facebook deal gone bad in Atmore.

According to Atmore Police, the female victim met with a man  at a business on Highway 21 North in order to purchase a pair of shoes from him that he posted for sale for $100 on on Facebook.

The suspect, later identified as 24-year old Nigah Kawman Edwards of Mobile, approached her vehicle and demanded $125.  After some conversation, she agreed to pay the extra $25.00. As the female subject was looking through her purse the suspect saw more money inside the purse and struggled with the female in order to gain control of her purse. Once he physically forced it from her hands, he then left the area and headed south on I-65.

Through subpoenas from the social media website police were able to determine the identity of the suspect.  Warrants were issued and  Edwards was arrested in Mobile and transported to the Escambia County Jail without  incident.

About $2,700 taken from the victim was not recovered.


8 Responses to “Man Arrested After Facebook Deal Gone Bad”

  1. anne on August 31st, 2016 6:58 pm

    Really? Who carries around that much cash? I am having a metaphor moment myself on the word shoes.

  2. Narrow minds see little on August 31st, 2016 5:40 pm

    Nigah is actually a word commonly used in parts of Pakistan and India. It translates to mean “look, glance, sight, custody, care” in English.

  3. David Huie Green on August 31st, 2016 12:37 pm

    “….is that….that’s actually his…..his name?”

    It used to be an extremely common name.

    David for Edwardses
    (with tongue in cheek)

  4. Liana L on August 31st, 2016 10:16 am

    Are you kidding me?!? Think about it! Facebook deals are really no more different than Craigslist deals. I feel awful for this person and I’m sorry she lost so much money. At least she didn’t lose anything else. But, c’mon folks when are we going to learn if you’re going to be exchanging money for items and you’re not sure about the person, go to your local Police Dept. Theives have got to be really bold to try and steal from you in the PD parking lot.

  5. Yeah on August 31st, 2016 8:01 am

    ….is that….that’s actually his…..his name?

  6. fisherman on August 31st, 2016 7:31 am

    This sure sounds like a bad drug deal. She should have drove off when he wanted more money. Having that kind of money going to buy a pair of shoes from a Facebook add is stupid!!!!!!

  7. BPD on August 31st, 2016 7:12 am

    Shoes ? Yea Shoes

  8. 429SCJ on August 31st, 2016 6:04 am

    Group Statistics will eventually catch up to “Nigah Edwards”; and the world will be shed of him.

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