Cactus-Impaled Infiniti Shows Up on Craigslist Without Owner’s Permission

Craigslist ad for Infiniti impaled by Saguaro cactus 4 photos
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Earlier this month, a photo of an Infiniti impaled by a giant Saguaro cactus right through the windshield went viral. That car is now listed for sale on Craigslist, and could be yours for $4,200, give or take.
However, it wasn’t the owner who listed it, AZ Central reports. Kai Scott was also at the wheel when the strange accident happened and ended up being charged with DUI and criminal damage as a result, so he’s in no mood to post funny ads that would move the car.

In fact, he tells the publication, raising cash off the badly damaged vehicle is the last thing on his mind right now. Even though the number in the listing is his, he is not the one who came up with the ad: the guy who towed the vehicle from the crash scene is.

That guy is Roy Wade, and Scott admits that Wade approached him to ask for his permission to post the listing on Craigslist. Scott also says he never gave it to him, because he thought Wade was joking.

Yet Wade went ahead and posted the ad, which reads in part, “2010 Saguaro in fair condition. […] Make an offer to buy ‘as is’ for social media purposes, or if you would like we could plant the whole darn thing in your yard as some kind of freaky cactus/car sculpture that could be living and growin[g] for generations.”

Scott is worried the funny ad will only damage his case, as the judge might think he was behind it. He even had his attorney warn Wade to pull it off, but Wade says it’s all in good humor.

“My life is in hell right now,” Scott says for the publication. “I'm facing charges, and I could go to jail and lose my license, and I could have a criminal record. I'm not laughing about it at all.”

He also promises to have learned his lesson: crossing into the opposite lane, driving through the median and hitting the cactus was a “wake-up call.” He’s happy no one was injured.
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About the author: Elena Gorgan
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Elena has been writing for a living since 2006 and, as a journalist, she has put her double major in English and Spanish to good use. She covers automotive and mobility topics like cars and bicycles, and she always knows the shows worth watching on Netflix and friends.
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