The infant’s father says the Craigslist advert was meant to be a joke, however not everybody took it that means. (Supply: Craigslist/KKTV/CNN)
(KKTV/CNN) – An image of a sleeping child appeared in a Craigslist advert in Colorado Springs, CO. The advert reads: “Wholesome white child on the market low cost.”
The advert went on to say, “Works high-quality however leaks out of his eyes sometimes.” The worth: $2,500.
“It could possibly be a rip-off, however nonetheless, that is a child. You do not do this to infants, you do not do this to anyone, interval,” stated neighbor Andrea Edwards. “My first response … I might have referred to as the cops.”
The child’s father, Chris Small, stated the web itemizing was meant to be a joke.
“My child was crying this morning. and I used to be joking with my girlfriend so I assumed it would be humorous to publish it on Craigslist,” Small stated.
Small and his girlfriend say they’ve a sarcastic humorousness.
“There was some those that took it lightheartedly as I meant it,” Small stated. “Some individuals stated, ‘I wanted amusing in the present day, that was humorous.’ Different individuals didn’t take it the identical, they took it as a really dangerous factor.”
The Craigslist advert has since been deleted.
“I apologize for any public outcry. He is not on the market,” Small stated, clutching his son. “He is undoubtedly mine, I’m maintaining him. I really like him.”
Colorado Springs Police stated they weren’t conversant in the advert. It wasn’t clear if there can be any costs related to it.
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