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Police: Craigslist baby ad was a bad practical joke

CLINTON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Clinton Police Chief Don Byington told WLBT News Tuesday that the posting of a baby's picture on Craigslist Monday offering the baby for sale was a terrible practical joke.

Byington said his investigators located the high-school teenager who found the picture on the Internet and posted it with a free-baby ad he created.

The number that was listed with it belongs to a fellow student who knew nothing of the prank.

Byington said his department would present their information to the district attorney to see if the grand jury may want to examine the case.

Also, WLBT News has learned that the attorney general is looking into the case. 

Chief Byington; however, says he's not sure that a law was actually violated.

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