Man detained over online baby sale joke
Updated: 2005-11-23 09:17
Police will keep a man from Jiangxi Province in detention for seven days for
allegedly posting a note on a popular Website offering to sell babies.
The man, surnamed Wu, said on eBay's EachNet site that he could offer a baby
boy for 28,000 yuan (US$3,465) and a baby girl for 13,000 yuan each on October
Local officers investigated the scheme and found out it's an evil joke.
More than 50 people visited the page before it was shut down, but no one bid
on the babies.
The police carried out a series of investigation and arrested Wu on October
Wu operates a digital photo studio in the city of Xinyang in Henan Province.
One day he found a note on the street from someone offering to sell babies.
Later, Wu published a similar note on the Website as a joke, although he had
no babies to sell.