On Friday they put up a Craigslist ad, by Saturday they were behind bars.
John David Cain and his girlfriend Deanna Lynn Greer are facing charges of aggravated child abuse and neglect after they tried to sell their 5-month-old baby on Craigslist.
They were asking for $3,000 cash.
Police became aware of the post almost immediately and set up a sting to take the parents down.
Someone phoned police when they saw the ad, so the Elizabethtown Police Department answered the ad. They agreed on the price and set up a meet. While immediately suspicious Sheriff Pat Henkin says he was surprised when the parents showed up with a 5-month-old baby boy.
"I was really anticipating more of a scam."
The two were quickly taken into custody and the child put into protective services.
"Once you walk up there and look into that baby carriage. That's what gives you the sick feeling of what's really going on."
District Attorney Richie Collins said the case "is enough to outrage any parent." The two parents are facing 15 years in jail for their crime.