Marqueze Blackwell

Marqueze Blackwell was arrested and booked into a Memphis, Tennessee jail after he attempted to sell a stolen BMW i8 roadster on Craigslist.com for $87,000.



Blackwell was caught when an alert Tennessee Highway Patrol sergeant spotted a Craigslist ad asking $87,500 for the 2016 sports car, WHBQ reports.

The plug-in hybrid BMW i8, which runs on gas and electric, retails for $147,500 brand new.

Shelby County sheriff’s deputies helped the Tennessee Highway Patrol set up a sting to catch Blackwell, who posted the ad.

The sergeant contacted Blackwell and expressed interest in buying the vehicle.

via AJC.com — The sergeant noticed the VIN on the driver’s side dash was a sticker over the original number and the VIN plate was uneven and bubbled.

Officers ran the original VIN and it showed the BMW was stolen out of Orlando, Florida, and valued at approximately $86,999.

Blackwell is charged with altering or destroying a motor vehicle serial number and property theft valued between $60,000 and $250,000.