Top Latest Word posts of 2013, No. 9: Creepiest Craigslist IT ad ever

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Editor's note: We're counting down the most popular Latest Word posts of 2013. This one came in at No. 9. Read it as originally published.

June 16, 2013: We've cataloged the weirdest posts on Denver Craigslist a number of times over the years, so we've got a pretty good sense of the oddities that can be found on the site. But even we were caught off guard by the ad "IT Girl Needed ASAP." It's been flagged for removal and will probably be gone soon if it hasn't already vanished.

Fortunately, though, a web surfer managed to save the text and images for posterity, dubbing the results "creepy craigslist guy." Based on the twisted pics and info below, we think you'll agree.

The term "IT Girl" isn't used by coincidence. The text stresses that the man behind the ad wants "Ladies Only," for reasons that have to do with compensation.

"Your IT skills for dates with me on me! No kidding," writes the man -- presumably the guy at the center of this distinguished-looking head shot, although there's no way to tell for certain:

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If the IT abilities needed are gender-specific, the ad doesn't explain why. But it's easy to come up with a hypothesis. "I am desperate to get IT help implementing a new business adventure in online Internet marketing and am overwhelmed with the initial implementation," the ad continues. "You give me your IT skills and time and I give you the full tilt Goddess treatment! Dates with me, on me, messages [massages?] with scented oils, the romance & sensuality...full montey [sic] head to foot!

"I am absolutely not kidding!" the copy reiterates. "Doesn't matter who you are. You got IT skills, I got romance skills....let's barter."

The sign-off: "Lots and lol:)"

Laughs out-loud may be triggered by extra photos included in the material sent to us. For instance, this one has a rough-and-ready feel thanks to the wife-beater T-shirt and the wacky fashion choice of a trucker cap and sunglasses worn inside while posing by a blazing fire:

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That "sensuality" mentioned earlier gets amped up considerably in other images. As you can see, there's more than a little chestiness in this photo....

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28 comments
claudiadenholm
claudiadenholm

... a trucker cap and sunglasses worn inside while posing by a blazing fire:...


It looks like he is standing outside on the patio. Outdoors. Lots of people have outdoor fireplaces.

Nathan Dant
Nathan Dant

I think he looks pretty good for his age. I hope he finds what he is looking for. Westword, you guys are dicks for publicly shaming this poor guy.

Kendra Bell
Kendra Bell

So what?? Isn't everybody entitled to pursue what makes them happy as long as it's not hurting anyone? I've had a great deal of respect for Westword, but this taking to shaming people is stupid and akin to bullying. Leave the man alone and find something real to report on. Anything to feel better about yourself eh?

Jenn Kirk
Jenn Kirk

Its disappointing to see Westword put up this post again. people who actually have something worth saying don't "write" this kind of crap, this isnt writing though, it's bullying by unintelligent people for the sake of entertaining unintelligent people.

josie
josie

Raj Wiseman on Facebook for a good laugh, but seriously steer clear!

Cheri Jean Sweaney
Cheri Jean Sweaney

I imagine the offices at the Westword are like a nightmarish high school lunch room. Grow up and quit making fun of people publicly just because you can. Unsubscribe.

Aj Gillman
Aj Gillman

This may be really creepy and funny, but by y'all putting this weirdo on blast, you could be costing him his job or more. Good job to all of you, Merry Christmas.

Josie
Josie

YOU are the DICK!!!!! I have posted a warning on CL and got several replies from unwitting women. When you post on CL and FB, you are out there for ALL to see, so Westword is ACTUALLY doing us all a great service!!!!

Josie
Josie

Hope your daughter, sister, or female friends don't get sucked into his nonsense!


Josie
Josie

Preventing someone who PUBLICLY posts on CL and FB from hurting unwitting women is NOT BULLYING!!!!!!! Bullying is secretive and insidious which this report is not. This article is out there for all to see. Good for you WW!

josie
josie

No actually it's a very good warning for unwitting women to steer very clear of this guy.

Josie
Josie

Tell your sisters, mother, and female friends to watch out for this guy and then come back and say this "shit" about Raj Wiseman is dumb!

josie
josie

yikes, I hope not too well.

Josie
Josie

Good riddance my dear. Hope you don't get ensconced in his clutches.

Josie
Josie

Message him on FB for a date!

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@William P Ziegler  ... he looks like a younger, thinner Santa Claus.

josie
josie

Believe me, he doesn't have a job. Steer very clear and warn your female friends. See "Raj Wiseman" on Facebook.

josie
josie

He seriously is.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Becca Sullivan  ... you'd do him.

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