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    Police: Craigslist baby ad was a bad practical joke

    Tuesday, February 28 2012 4:41 PM EST2012-02-28 21:41:32 GMT
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    Clinton Police Chief Don Byington told WLBT News Tuesday that the posting of a baby's picture on Craigslist Monday offering the baby for sale was a terrible practical joke. Byington said his investigators located the high-school teenager who found the picture on the Internet and posted it with a free-baby ad he created. The number that was listed with it belongs to a fellow student who knew nothing of the prank. Byington said his depa...More >>
    Clinton Police Chief Don Byington told WLBT News Tuesday that the posting of a baby's picture on Craigslist Monday offering the baby for sale was a terrible practical joke.More >>
CLINTON, MS (WLBT) -

Clinton police are investigating a disturbing post on Craigslist.

The posting was made just after 2 PM Monday, offering a free baby boy. The 7-pound 6-ounce boy was born on February 17, according to the listing.

Clinton Police Chief Don Byington says his investigators have located the owner of the phone listed in the post. It belongs to a high-school student, and police do not believe that person posted the baby on Craigslist.

Police have made a request to Craigslist asking for information on whoever put the baby on the site.

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