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Craigslist ad threatens baby's life

A Craigslist ad has Colorado police scratching their heads as they search for the person responsible for posting an ad that threatens to harm a baby if the baby was not picked up by an interested party. The ad claimed to be a teenage mother and showed a picture of a newborn, presumably right after it’s mother had given birth, with a precarious message claiming her boyfriend would throw the baby in the trash can if someone didn’t come and pick the baby up.

According to ABC news, the police tried to trace the IP address in cooperation with Craigslist but came up short. A similar ad was posted a few days later, but police are unsure if the posts are related.

Of course, this could be an elaborate hoax, but ultimately it’s the polices obligation to investigate it regardless.