Clarksville police arrested three men for burglarizing the home of a man one of them did business with on Craigslist.
Seventy-year-old Leo Garcia placed an ad on the popular Web site in an effort to find someone to repair his two iPods.
Garcia said he soon received a response from a polite young man who said he thought he could help repair the electronics.
"He said he was going to school over here at Austin Peay [State University] and the whole bit," Garcia said. "I fell hook, line and sinker."
Garcia told Nashville's News 2 he and the young man agreed on a time to meet at his home and that he even made a photocopy of the man's ID before he allowed him to leave his iPods.
The next day, Garcia reported the man called and said he could not fix the devices and returned them. The man is said to have called back a second time asking if he would be interested in purchasing a used iPod.
The retiree said during the second call he told him he was not home and that he would be out for the evening.
"I love people and I have a lot of trust, and that's my downfall," he said.
Garcia told Nashville's News 2 when he returned home, his home had been ransacked.
Drawers were emptied, cabinets toppled over and all five of his guitars were gone.
After noticing the burglars took nearly everything of value in his home, they left behind the two broken iPods.
Police quickly arrested Curteis Arzon, 21, Malcolm Chase, 22, and Robert Geralds, 19.
The three men are each charged with aggravated burglary.
Police recovered some of Garcia's property back, including one guitar.