OKLAHOMA CITY — Is it legal to give away your child on the internet? An online ad for a blue-eyed infant worried one man so much he called the authorities. He found it on Freecycle.org, a web site much like Craigslist.
The main difference is everything on Freecycle is free.
That fact could be what saves the person who posted an ad early Monday morning for their infant.
Daniel Bui saw the ad.
He said, “I saw female infant and I said, ‘Whoa! What’s going on here?'”
Bui was looking through his email Monday morning when the ad caught his eye.
It stated, “Female Infant: 4 months old, blonde, blue eyes.”
Bui said, “It runs through your head on, what are they doing? Where is their mentality right now?”
Oklahoma City Police have received numerous calls about the posting; everyone asking the same thing, “Is this illegal?”
Police said the ad is actually legal, based on how it reads.
However, they said it’s not in good taste and likely isn’t ethical.
Police say if this same ad were to ask for money or something of value in exchange for the infant it would be considered child trafficking.
Police are hoping the vague post is just a joke.
In fact, this same person put up a very detailed ad for a male rat with rat supplies about an hour later.
Freecycle.org sent us a message stating the post was inappropriate it was removed.
They also stated that appropriate measures were taken.
The Department of Human Services was also contacted about the ad.
They have taken a report and turned it over to investigators with the police department.