Is This Craigslist Ad Real Or Not?


Is the Craigslist ad real or a hoax?

That's what Watertown city police are trying to determine.

Apparently someone posted an ad to sell a two month old baby.

"My wife and I recently had a child that we can not take care of. We are looking for someone to give this child a forever loving home," the ad reads.

The ad goes on to say the baby is two months old and cries a lot.

"Rehoming fee of $1500 does apply. Serious enquiries only," the ad concludes.

The ad was apparently put on Craigslist on September 14 and pulled very quickly.

Detective Sergeant Joe Donoghue of the Watertown City Police Department said police were alerted to the posting and are trying to determine whether this was a hoax.

Donoghue said it's illegal for anyone to try to sell a child and that there are legal avenues to pursue to put a child up for adoption.

See the ad

Friday, December 9, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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