Police search for former American Idol contestant

Police search for former American Idol contestant

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Daytona Beach Police say Antonio Wheeler, also known as "Ski-bo-skii," convinced a woman and her brother to give him $700 in exchange for a computer.  It turns out, police say, that there was no computer, but rather a piece of glass, wrapped in Fed Ex paper.

FOX 35 talked to victim Heather Creary, who said she was in the market for an iPod and a laptop computer.  She said Wheeler approached her and her brother in the Best Buy parking lot in Daytona Beach Friday night.

Creary says Wheeler was very convincing, but she told him she wanted to check prices inside the store first.  She says they exchanged numbers, and Wheeler called her a few minutes later saying he'd lower the price.  Creary said they were going to another store in Daytona Beach, and that's where police say Wheeler met up with them, showed them a gun and demanded their money.

Creary says that money was for her daughter who is graduating grad school.  She wanted to buy her daughter an iPod and maybe a laptop.  Police say Wheeler is to be considered armed and dangerous.  There's a warrant out for his arrest.

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