Weird news: Woman pays $200 for iPad that turns out to be mirror

Jalonta Freeman says she has learned from her mistake

By Prachi Gupta
Published November 9, 2012 10:21PM (EST)

An Arlington, Texas, woman got scammed when she paid $200 for an iPad that turned out to be a mirror. The mirror was not-so-cleverly disguised with wrapping paper printed to look like an iPad screen. It was packaged in a cardboard FedEx box. The lesson here, as Freeman eventually learned, is never to buy anything from a man who pulls up to you, your sister and your mother at pump 9 at the gas station. Freeman warns others,"Don't buy nothing on the streets from nobody."

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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