Family loses everything after posting yard sale advertisement on Craigslist

Dana Lamanac with her father 
By: Sanvi Rizvi 

(Scroll down for video) After posting a badly worded advertisement on Craigslist, a family home was ransacked, leaving them with almost nothing, according to reports.

The free yard sale advertisement cost a family in Woodstock, Georgia, almost all their possessions after people took everything in the yard and indoors during their absence.

Michael Vercher posted the advertisement, which featured a fairly large yard sale on Craigslist after his family found out they were losing their home of 20 years to foreclosure.

"We are moving and want everything out for free," the message said, adding that the sale will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday. "So come and take what you want and how much you want."

Vercher came to his home, which is located 30 miles north of Atlanta, just before 10:00 a.m., to prepare only to discover that people had already arrived and had taken the announcement just a little too seriously.

"Everyone was in the house removing items," Vercher said, explaining that he only intended to give away items that were placed on the lawn. "There were cars around the block. It was like ants in and out of the house," he said.

People took almost all the prized possessions of the family, including two guitars that belonged to Vercher’s girlfriend, Dana Lamanac.

"They belonged to my father and that is irreplaceable to me," Lamanac said. "That's really all I want it back."

Only a few books were left over after the looting.