Washington Man Tries to Sell His Son on Craigslist for $5000

Police investigate after a Washington man put his 4-year-old son up for sale on Craigslist, with an asking price of $5000.

Police investigate after a Washington man put his 4-year-old son up for sale on Craigslist, with an asking price of $5000.

The Spokane County Sherrif’s Department believe that the ad was real, and are attempting to track down the father who had set an asking price of $5000 for the four-year-old tot.

The father, “Rick,” writes: “Gavin is a great kid but I can no longer afford to take care of him. He’s 4 years old and loves playing with balls but doesn’t really like to play with cars and refuses to eat vegetables. He doesn’t fuss very much but when he does he just screams for hours. I usually just put him in the closet until he stops and that usually works.”

Police obtained a search warrant to find the person who posted the ad back in February. The ad was on the site for a short while, police told the station. A woman saw the post and alerted police.

We hope this was a phony ad, but if it wasn’t, we hope Rick is found and brought to justice, so Gavin can be given the safe and loving home he deserves. Do you think this is a hoax?[via Metro (UK) and FoxNews]

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