A woman sits in a Texas jail cell tonight after offering $500,000 to a woman at Walmart in exchange for her child. All this while standing in line at a self-checkout, according to police.
The Messenger reported Rebecca Lanette Taylor, a 49-year-old woman from Crockett, was charged with the sale and purchase of a child.
The Crockett Police Department indicated an officer was on patrol on Jan. 13 when she received a phone call from the mother of the child, saying “a white woman with blonde hair approached her in the Crockett Walmart, two hours north of Houston, wanting to purchase her son,” according to the Messenger.
Trying To Buy A Baby In Walmart
According to an arrest affidavit, the mother had a baby in a car seat and her 1-year-old in a cart. The affidavit states Taylor “began commenting on her son’s blonde hair and blue eyes.” She then asked how much she could purchase him for. The mom tried to laugh the comment off, thinking Taylor was joking. However, Taylor told her that she had $250,000 in the car and would pay that much for him.
The mother told her no amount of money would do, according to authorities.
Once outside in the parking lot, Taylor confronted the mother again and asked to buy the baby. The affidavit stated Taylor told the mother she has been wanting to buy a child for a long time.
“Taylor began screaming at the mom, saying if she wouldn’t take $250,000 for him, then she would give her $500,000 because she wanted him and she was going to take him,” police records obtained by KETK-TV said.
The mother got in her vehicle and locked the door with her child in it. Taylor left the scene shortly after. Surveillance footage caught the incident on camera and a warrant was issued for Taylor’s arrest. She is being held at the Houston County Jail on a $50,000 bond.
My first thought was, how could someone call the police for an obvious joke. Then I read the details and apparently this lady really wanted the blue eyed baby in the shopping cart ahead of her.
She obviously didn’t have the money to pay even if the mother had been willing to sale her child.
- Why was she charged with the purchase “and” the sale of a child? That doesn’t make sense to me.
- Unless she was on the way to a rap video why would she have $250,000 in cash in her car and leave it sitting in Walmarts parking lot?
- Why is she sitting in jail on a $50,000 Bond if she had $500,000 to buy a baby in Walmart?
- Or why is she in Walmart at all
She was more than likely planning to snatch the baby and run and not pay a dime.
My mother actually had a lady push a shopping cart towards the exit of a Bi-lo years ago while my brother was inside the cart.
Luckily she caught up with her but if that lady had offered half a million for my little brother, I’d probably have one less brother.
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