Some Toronto kid conned an American woman into selling him the domain name www.tsunamirelief.com, put it up for auction on eBay for $50,000, and finally, after a blast from the New York Post -- who branded him a 'Wave Rat' -- and a helluva lot of bad publicity, let it go for $10,000 and donated the money to charity.
Not just any charity, incidentally, but Chabad of Thailand. (In other words, he might be a Wave Rat, but he's our Wave Rat).
His mother, of course, claims that he 'always' intended donating the money to charity and that this was all a big misunderstanding.
Anyone else smell a rat? A Wave Rat?