Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Toddler sold on eBay, family member accepts $1,000 bid

Autumn Braden, 19, claims she did it to 'see how eBay worked' and it 'wasn't meant to be taken seriously'.
She wrote on the eBay post: ‘An adorable child for sale can clean and hold a decent conversation very lovable but I just out grew her.’
The teenager had been caring for the child at the time. The girl is now with her mother.
Police tracked Braden down in Allendale Township, about 15 miles west of Grand Rapids, Michigan, after being alerted of the auction.
According to Ottawa County sheriff's Lieutenant Mark Bennett police received calls about the internet posting from as far away as California, some 2,000 miles away.
One bidder who thought it was a hoax called police when the bid was accepted and helped lead them to the woman, Lt Bennett said.

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