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By Adriana Diaz / Trending Now – 14 hrs ago.
A South Carolina woman thought she was buying an iPad for dirt-cheap, but ended up with a block of wood. According to a police report, two men approached 22-year-old Ashley McDowell in a McDonald's parking lot to sell her a new iPad for $300. They explained they were able to offer her a discounted price because they bought the iPad in bulk. McDowell made the purchase after negotiating the men down to $180 (a steal compared to paying at least $500 in the store). But when McDowell came home and opened her new gadget, which was in a FedEx box, she found nothing more than an iPlank: a dressed-up block of wood. The "tablet" screen had black tape around the perimeter and small square-shaped iPad icons such as Safari, mail, and photos taped to the front. After discovering the fake, McDowell called the police and filed a report. As you might imagine, social media aren't being kind to the victim or the criminals in this case. One person tweeted, "Idiots. Everyone involved." Another was surprised that the thieves created such an obvious but complex replica. One tweeter put a positive spin on the situation, saying the fake iPad is "actually kind of awesome found art." Do you think McDowell has a right to press charges? Tell me on Facebook.com/AdrianaDiazNews and Twitter @AdrianaTweeting!