Sunday, May 25, 2008

Moronic idea of a joke: let's sell our baby on eBay!

I cannot fathom how anyone with even half a brain would even think this remotely funny! These folks should not be reproducing!!! They certainly deserve what is coming their way.

German police are investigating a couple after they offered their eight-month-old son for sale on internet auction site eBay. Renee Beck, a police spokesman in the Bavarian town of Krumbach west of Munich, said on Saturday the 23-year-old woman told them it was only a joke. But he said police were nevertheless continuing their investigation and the baby was put in state custody. "She says it was a joke," he said. "That's not yet clear. Detectives are investigating on suspicion of child trafficking."

A number of people called authorities across Germany after seeing the offer on eBay that read: "Baby -- collection only. Offer my nearly new baby for sale because it cries too much. Male, 70 cm long." The opening bid was 1 euro ($1.57). There were no bidders during the two hours before the offer was removed, police said.

The mother was quoted in Bild newspaper saying: "It was only a joke. I just wanted to see if someone would make an offer. They've taken my son to hospital and I've got to take psychiatric tests next week." (Reuters)

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