A man in Sarasota, Florida, ended up sparking a manhunt after trying to pawn his seven-month-old son during an apparent prank for Snapchat last week.

Brian Slocum, 43, took his son, who was in a car seat, to A&F Pawn Jewelry and Loan on May 7, and the store clerk, concerned about the wellbeing of the child, alerted authorities. Store owner Richard Jordan called it "the weirdest, strangest situation we've ever encountered."

"He put it on the counter. He was pretty serious about it. He spun the baby around, and said, ‘Can I pawn this?’" Jordan told NBC affiliate WPTV.

The incident lasted approximately one minute but ended up being on the news after Jordan called the police, which is when Slocum realized he tried to pull off a prank that went very wrong.

Dozens of Sarasota police officers ended up outside his home soon after. The police are not charging him, and Slocum says he has learned his lesson about certain types of pranks.

"It was a prank. It was skit and a lot of these young people don't realize that doing things like this has a consequence," he said. 

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