ANOTHER baby has been offered for sale online – this time on Craigslist.
Last week, a German couple had their baby boy taken from them when they tried to flog it on Ebay. Now Vancouver coppers have arrested and released a couple who allegedly offered to sell a seven-day-old baby girl on the Craigslist website for $10,000.
Constable Tim Fanning told hacks that in 27 years in policing he never thought he would see something like this.
The Craigslist advert said that the baby was very cute and the seller was looking for a good home. The coppers found the address by tracking the phone number at the bottom of the advert.
The found the 23 year-old woman breast feeding a baby at an address which was occupied by four adults.
The arrested pair told police that the advert was a hoax.; They were initially charged with public mischief. The charges were dropped for a lack of evidence.
However social services have since taken the child into care.
In the German case, which was more likely to have been a jolly jape, the seller did not provide a phone number or put in a reserve bid. This one does seem to have been a bit specific about price and delivery of service. However with no evidence, one wonders how social services could take the baby away from her comedy parents. µ
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