Father prices baby at $2,500 on Craigslist as 'joke'


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KWCH) A father posted a photo of his sleeping child as an ad on Craigslist in Colorado, but the father says it was a joke, KCTV reports.

The baby is listed for $2,500 in the ad. In the description, the father wrote:

Healthy white baby for sale, cheap. Works fine but leaks out of his eyes occasionally.

Chris Smalls, the child’s father, told KKTV that he is not interested in selling his son and that he posted the ad to be funny.

"My baby was crying this morning. and I was joking with my girlfriend so I thought it'd be funny to post it on Craigslist saying this kid's crying too much, I'm going to sell the baby,” says Small.

He says the post was meant for his girlfriend and said they have a sarcastic sense of humor.

Colorado Springs police told KKTV after an investigation they determined it was a joke.

A lawyer told the station since there was no criminal intent to sell the child, the ad falls under free-speech.