Posted by: 지인 | 28 May 2008

What a steal

Baby put up for sale on Craigslist: Canada police
Tue May 27, 4:19 PM ET

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) – A couple has been arrested in what Canadian police said on Tuesday was an apparent offer to sell a seven-day-old baby girl on Craigslist for C$10,000 (US$10,100).

A woman who saw the offer on the popular website alerted police who tracked down the 23-year-old mother and 26-year-old father using a cell phone number that was listed in the advertisement.

Vancouver police said the couple told investigators the offer was a hoax, but were arrested for public mischief with other criminal charges possible as the investigation continues.

“There are so many questions here,” Constable Tim Fanning told reporters.

Police said the advertisement described the baby as “very cute” and “unexpected” and that its parents, who could not afford to care for it, wanted to give it a good home.

The child was put in the care of social workers.

($1=$0.99 Canadian)

(Reporting by Allan Dowd, Editing by Peter Galloway)

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Responses

  1. interesting how they indicate the exchange rate in the report… like that matters.

    Wow. Idiots.

  2. unbelievable. UGH. :/

  3. Does anyone else see the hypocrisy of what the police/social services did? How in the world is separating the baby girl from its parents “protecting” her? Do they really think that any parents would be stupid enough to try to sell their kid on craigslist?


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