OK. I’ve got a lot of problems as a Dad but I’m definitely a better Dad than this guy.
The Wall Street Journal reports:
“Selling my kids on the Craigslist black market. I have two kids, two and one year old.”
That’s an excerpt from an actual Craigslist post written by Joshua Stagnitto, 24, a Brockport Rochester, N.Y. man who faces up to a year in prison or a fine of up to $1,000 for the incident.
In the ad, Stagnitto wrote that his children could be used as slaves or foot stools, but insists that he was joking. ”I thought it would be it would be funny if I put my kids on there because how more ridiculous can you possibly get,” he told CNN.
Apparently someone didn’t get the joke — or didn’t find it humorous. A child abuse hotline received a tip about Stagnitto and contacted the New York State police. He is being charged with “falsely reporting an incident,” which is a misdemeanor.
“It’s definitely not the best decision I could have made,” Stagnitto said.
So who knows if the guy was serious or not. But you can’t put something like that up there and then kinda’ sorta’ put a jokey kinda’ thing in there and then say “Oh, it was all a joke because I made a footstool joke.”
No matter what this was a really really bad decision. And while I don’t know if the dude was serious, something tells me that serious offers might have been considered.