It seemed like a done deal.
Earlier this month, after posting an ad in the Auto Trader flier, William Taylor thought he had found someone to buy his blue 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo.
A man, who identified himself as Mr. Farmer, called Taylor about the $7,000 car and arranged a meeting at Taylor's workplace in Hollywood.
Thinking he was going to sell the car, Taylor returned to his Pembroke Pines home and picked up the car's title.
A short time later, Farmer showed up for the meeting in Hollywood.
Farmer got into the driver's seat of the car, while Taylor rode shotgun.
Seemed like a test drive, Taylor thought.
After a short drive, Farmer asked Taylor, "Would this be a good place to count the money?" according to a police report. Taylor said yes.
Taylor stopped the car and reached for his yellow and orange backpack. But it wasn't cash that he pulled out. It was a small, dark handgun.
"You're kidding, right?" Taylor asked.
"No, this no joke," Farmer said, before reaching into Taylor's shirt pocket and taking the title, as well as $100 cash and a few checks.
Farmer demanded Taylor get out of the car. He did, unharmed.
Farmer - whose name probably isn't Farmer - drove off. He hasn't been found since.