Cherry Cheesecake (b_d_s_monkey) wrote in germany_or_fl,
Cherry Cheesecake

Parents post baby on eBay for $1.50

this is what i do when I should be studying!  and a rash of stories lately too helps!

(Germany or Florida) - Authorities in southern (Germany or Florida) said Saturday they have taken custody of a 7-month-old boy after his parents posted an ad on eBay offering to sell him for $1.50.

PH, a spokesman for police in the town of (Germany or Florida), said the baby was placed in protective custody in southwest (Germany or Florida), although the child's 23-year-old mother insisted the ad was only a joke.

Authorities have launched an investigation into possible child trafficking against the baby's mother and 24-year-old father, neither of whom was identified.

"Offering my nearly new baby for sale, as it has gotten too loud. It is a male baby, nearly 28 inches (70 cm) long and can be used either in a baby carrier or a stroller," police quoted the ad as reading.

No offers were made for the child in the two hours and 30 minutes the ad was posted on Tuesday. EBay later deleted the posting, but assisted police in tracking down the parents.

Several people who saw the ad alerted police.

ETA:  ooh, no one guessed GERMANY; I win!  not that anyone's keeping track of points!

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