How Wrong is This? Free Baby offered on Internet on Craigs List


San Diego police are investigating a potential child endangerment case as the on-line Craigs-listclassified web service CraigsList  had a posting for a free baby. The ad has since been taken down. What are people thinking?

“The copy of the ad sent to us shows a picture of a baby,” San Diego police Sgt. Jim Schorr said. “We immediately contacted our child-abuse detectives in an attempt to find out if this was some kind of hoax. We are taking this very seriously.”

The copy given to police says: “Free baby boy to good home. My ex-girlfriend had him a few weeks ago, but now he just sits in my closet and cries. I’m not too sure how to deal with it, and I’m in a pretty low financial spot. I lost all the baby accessories. Batteries not included. Transaction final. No returns. Guaranteed not DOA.” (San Diego Union Tribune)

Posted November 25, 2006 by
Bizarre, Child Welfare, Crime, Internet | 4 comments

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  • Comments

    4 Responses to “How Wrong is This? Free Baby offered on Internet on Craigs List”

    1. mac on November 25th, 2006 12:46 pm

      SICK! VERY,VERY, SICK! They both should be hung right next to O.J.

    2. Kate on November 25th, 2006 5:51 pm

      If this is someone’s idea of a sick joke, IT should be left for the “mothers of America” to deal with. I would LOVE to serve on a jury to decide the fate of such a wacko!

    3. dennisintn on November 26th, 2006 10:55 am

      i hope sm follows up on this. the idea of a newborn baby being in the care of someone with this kind of attitude is totally unacceptable.

    4. Jon on November 29th, 2006 1:14 am

      What’s sicker is reading today’s news about a mother frying her child in a microwave for a few seconds.

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