Craigslist Ad Seeking Baby Daddy a Hoax

An anonymous Craigslist ad posted last week by an alleged mother-to-be seeking her mystery baby daddy was a hoax

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    An ad titled "Did we hook up at the Megadeth/Motorhead concert?" posted in Craigslist's "Missed Connections" section was a hoax.

    If you happened to attend a recent Megadeth/Motorhead concert at the Aragon Ballroom sporting a red Mohawk and "viper piercings," you are not the father.

    An anonymous Craigslist ad posted last week by an alleged mother-to-be seeking her mystery baby daddy was a hoax.

    The ad, titled "Did we hook up at the Megadeth/Motorhead concert?" was posted in Craigslist's "Missed Connections" section and swept headlines last week. Turns out, Maury Povich's services won't be necessary.

    Fuse caught up with the author of the ad, which has since been taken down. The "Chicago" girl who described herself online with blue hair and black biker boots is actually a 23-year-old chef from a small town in Kansas.

    The girl, who remains unnamed, told the publication the ad was a joke to "make this boy laugh."

    She said she received between 200 and 300 responses to the ad. Some were reporter questions from The Washington Post and Chicago Reader. Others were "a few terrified concertgoers who thought that they had impregnated me."

    She chose the Megadeth/Motorhead show because she said it was the biggest concert in the city during a time that would allow a girl to be pregnant and looking for the father.

    She says she hopes people know she intended it to be a joke and that she didn't intend it to "get this big."