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Old 05-28-2008, 02:53 PM
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Baby for sale on CraigsList

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 ($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.
 
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Old 05-28-2008, 03:01 PM
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Hmm reminds me of the baby on auction at Ebay!

This wording sounds serious (unlike the one on Ebay).

If it is a joke these parents are still dumb because you have to expect that these kinds of things will be taken seriously.

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Old 05-29-2008, 08:17 AM
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thank goodness they were arrested and the child put into someone else's care.
 
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Old 05-29-2008, 09:50 AM
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Good work by the police,

now the baby is in the safe hands.
 
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Old 05-29-2008, 10:45 AM
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This is the 2nd post about a baby being for sale in the past week or so

What is wrong with the world!?!
 
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Old 05-29-2008, 10:50 AM
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This is the 2nd post about a baby being for sale in the past week or so

What is wrong with the world!?!
everything is wrong with the world...or?

even if it is a hoax, i think it was very stupid done by the babys parent to list it for sale..."hello?"...its not normal to sell your baby on a websites
 
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Old 05-29-2008, 12:36 PM
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Wow..yes glad the baby is in a good place.
Seems like a lot of irresponsible people out there.
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Old 05-29-2008, 01:16 PM
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I was actually reading up on this and it looks like the young couple was doing it as a hoax. Apparently the local police didn't think it was funny. The baby was not mistreated in anyway and I believe it mentioned they would be getting the baby back soon.

It was a joke. Just not a very funny one, but it's amazing how it turns out on the web.
 
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Old 05-30-2008, 12:21 AM
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so this baby wasn't bought yet!?
kidding...
 
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Old 05-30-2008, 02:11 AM
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I think this issue really happens even without using Internet..
 
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Old 05-30-2008, 02:18 AM
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Pfff i saw that on EuroNews too, how can they call themselves parents?
And why should the baby grow up with such people? They should really give the baby for adoption..i don't regard them as parents.
Even if was for a joke(which i still doubt) it's their own child after all!
Geez, where's this world going.
 
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Old 05-30-2008, 06:01 AM
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I think this days parents are going crazy! hehe
 
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Old 05-30-2008, 06:03 AM
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Besides, what a rip off, I've got a 9month old I'd let for for half that price.

http://flickr.com/photos/14636504@N0...15701/sizes/o/
 
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Besides, what a rip off, I've got a 9month old I'd let for for half that price.

http://flickr.com/photos/14636504@N0...15701/sizes/o/
That's really very cinical Sorry, but did your parents ever try to sell you?
 
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Old 05-30-2008, 07:04 AM
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That's really very cinical Sorry, but did your parents ever try to sell you?
Nope, they knew they couldn't get jack out of me. I was a freebie.
 
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Maybe, they really don't plan to have a baby yet... To save the child, they thought to sell it... But, it still VERY wrong.........
 
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Old 05-30-2008, 12:56 PM
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Nope, they knew they couldn't get jack out of me. I was a freebie.
The should've put you in auction in SP..they could get something from you

Nah, even if they didn't want the baby, they could give it for adoption, not SELL it. Imagine if they finally keep the kid, raise it and the kid one day learns that his parents tried to sell him. He will kill them or commit suicide
 
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