Just days after a cops reported a Minnesota man was selling his wife for sex on Craigslist, police are investigating a man who allegedly put his four-year-old son up for sale on Craigslist for $5,000.
The ad, headlined '4 Year old boy - $5000 (Spokane),' reads, 'Gavin is a great kid but I can no longer afford to take care of him.'
The child is described in the Craigslist post as a 'great kid' who 'loves playing with balls but doesn't really like to play with cars and refuses to eat vegetables.' The author of the ad adds, '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.'
'I don't know what else to do other than find a good family with kids or a couple that wants a son. I just won't give him to anyone,' says the posting.
Investigators are attempting to determine whether the posting is a hoax. They have obtained a search warrant to track down the individual responsible for posting the ad, who identified himself as Rick Obelophy. A Spokane woman, Amy Rice, alerted police to the advertisement in late February 2010.