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Wife wanted: Father puts want ad in Coeur d'Alene paper to get son a date

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One Salt Lake City man became a celebrity after a local Coeur d'Alene newspaper ran an ad saying he was looking for a wife. Baron Brooks says it's true that he's ready to settle down. There's just one problem. 

"I did not write this article," Brooks said. 

Brooks says he was totally caught off guard when he heard about the ad. 

"My reaction is freaked out," he explained. 

He says his dad is the one who took out the page in the paper.  It goes into detail, saying he's looking for a conservative woman in her mid-thirties to settle down with.  It also says his father will be doing interviews with potential partners on Saturday at the Coeur d'Alene Resort. His father lives in California, but Brooks says he was recently on vacation in Coeur d'Alene. 

Brooks is mortified, but he says he'll go through with it to appease his dad. 

"I don't wanna hurt people's feelings," Brooks said. 

After all, maybe he'll find the one. 

"People meet in weird ways," he said. "This would be the weirdest way possible." 

His father refused to comment, but said he could explain more Sunday at noon.

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