Florida authorities investigating offer to sell baby for $500 on Craigslist

Someone in Florida posted a Craigslist ad purporting to sell a newborn baby for $500, leading investigators scrambling to determine if the ad was just a hoax.

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The Florida Department of Law Enforcement opened up an investigation Friday into the online ad, which claimed the baby is a well-behaved 2-week-old who sleeps quietly through the night.

The person who posted the ad said they didn’t want to be judged for “not wanting these kids,” according to The Miami Herald.

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The ad said the alleged baby-seller would provide clothes, formula and even offered to give away the baby’s 4-year-old sister free of charge.

The family, the poster alleged, is from a “quiet influential neighborhood.” They seller claimed to work for the Florida Department of Children and Families.

This story originally appeared in the New York Post