A Lebanon couple's name was used to put a baby up for sale. Thing is, they didn't know about it.
At first I read this thinking it was a joke like "ha ha, we put your baby up for sale, good joke, right?" But then upon further inspection (actually reading the article), it turns out some person may very well have been trying to sell a baby for a thousand bucks (that seems like a hell of a bargain, if you're in the market for a baby). And this baby dealer turns out was just using this couple's name so as not to reveal his/her own name.
"An e-mail address attached to the ad included the name Birdie Avery. But a woman who shares the same name in Lebanon said she doesn't recognize the baby. She said she and her husband don’t own a computer.
“I don’t know if this is somebody’s really sick April fools joke," said Avery's husband, Rick Avery."
Now, part of me hopes it's just a joke, because like, if you're going to for reals try and sell a baby, why the hell not just make up a fake name? Use a name from a book or movie or something? Because if you use someone else's real name, and they see it, this is what's going to happen. So I guess I'm hoping it's a joke because you'd think someone trying to do something like sell a fucking baby would be thorough in terms of like, the thought process before putting an ad on craigslist.
Now, I'm not advocating selling babies via craigslist or any other means. I'm just saying that if you're going to do it, be smart about it.