Monday 21 August 2017

Toddler, 2, put up for sale on eBay

A woman in the US accepted a bid for her two-year-old relative on eBay, police said
A woman in the US accepted a bid for her two-year-old relative on eBay, police said

A woman in the US offered her two-year-old relative for sale on eBay and accepted a man's tongue-in-cheek bid, authorities said.

Police located the woman in Allendale Township, about 15 miles west of Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Holland Sentinel reported.

The woman had been caring for the child. The girl is now in her mother's custody.

Nineteen-year-old Autumn Braden told the Grand Rapids Press she did it to "see how eBay worked" and it "wasn't meant to be taken seriously".

Ottawa County sheriff's lieutenant Mark Bennett said police received calls about the internet posting from as far away as California.

Lt Bennett said one bidder who thought it was a hoax called police when the bid was accepted and helped lead them to the woman.

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