Woman Posts Toddler for Sale on eBay

Autumn Braden created post to "see how eBay worked"
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 18, 2011 11:58 AM CDT
eBay: Not the place to sell toddlers.   (eBay)

(Newser) – A Michigan woman offered her 2-year-old relative for sale on eBay ... and actually accepted a man's tongue-in-cheek bid. Autumn Braden, 19, was caring for the toddler when she made the post, reportedly to "see how eBay worked." Police received calls about the eBay posting on Monday from as far away as California, and finally tracked the seller down after one bidder who thought it was a hoax called police when his bid was accepted. Braden said the eBay post "wasn't meant to be taken seriously." The girl is now in her mother's custody. (Click to read about a buzzy—and legal—item for sale on eBay.)

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