Historically, incompetent parents leave their undesired children wrapped in a blanket on the steps of a fire station.
But one Tennessee couple wanted a much bigger return on their investment — so instead, they put their infant up for sale on Craigslist!
Though John David Cain (above, left) and Deanna Lynn Greer's (above, right) big payday of $3,000 never came, because they ended up selling their 5-month-old son to an undercover agent!
The 26-year-old father and 37-year-old mother were arrested Friday afternoon in a Dollar General parking lot, where the alleged transaction was supposed to go down.
Each parent is charged with aggravated child abuse and aggravated child neglect or endangerment.
Greene County Sheriff's Chief Detective Jeff Morgan says the sale offer was first discovered by a couple in Elizabethon, Tennesseee, who came across the Craigslist posting.
The chief told People: