Michelle Paters says her offer to sell a baby on Craigslist was all a joke


Michelle Paters doesn't actually have any children. You'll also be surprised to learn that alcohol was apparently involved. So why would the 23-year-old Howard, Wisconsin, woman offer to sell a 2-year-old baby on Craigslist for $800? For a laugh, WTAQ reports.

Things got more serious when her ad became the subject of news reports in Wisconsin. Realizing her rotten sense of humor had led people astray, she turned herself in, filled with remorse. Lucky for her, the Brown County District Attorney's office declined to file charges, even though the sheriff's office originally said it would seek a disorderly conduct charge.