A 22-year-old New York City man has his priorities wholly out of whack. Jason Arenas was arrested upon the NYPD learn and investigating several complaints that he had placed an ad on Craigslist offering his very soul and his own four-year-old son for the low, low price of $500 â€“ all so he could preorder the highly sought-after Apple Watch.
The ad, placed in the â€˜household servicesâ€™ section of Craigslist, reads, verbatim: (all very, very [sic])
Presuming it was likely a joke, but doing their job anyway, a few of the men in blue went to check it out. Upon their arrival, the four-year old was nowhere in sight. Furthermore, they found a receipt for the preorder purchase of a new Apple Watch.
After admitting his transaction, he was then arrested on a charge of child trafficking. The young boy was found and returned to safety. Sadly, however, it seems Mr. Arenasâ€™ soul has disappeared into the ether.
As if the turn of events wasnâ€™t bad enough, much less the ad itself, when reporters caught up to Jason and asked him all about the whats and whys, he (perhaps, now, not-so-) shockingly replied with, â€œI really wanted that Apple Watch, fam. I seen that shit in videos and was like, â€˜Nah I need to get it.â€™ Does my son tell me what time it is? No. Does my son tell me who sneak dissinâ€™ on Twittery? No, but that Apple Watch could. Everybody mad cause I sold my son, but did he die? No. Okay then so we all good.â€ [sic sic sic sic sic sic sic]