A Texas lady was arrested after approaching a mother at Walmart and attempting to purchase her child.
Rebecca Lanette Taylor, 49, attempted to buy a child at a Crockett Walmart shop. The woman allegedly sought to give the infant's mother $500,000 in exchange for her child, according to authorities.
The woman continued to haggle outside the store while standing in the parking lot before leaving in a black SUV. The mother contacted the Crockett Police Department right away and filed an affidavit against the woman.
Rebecca Lanette Taylor was charged with a third-degree felony for attempted sale or purchase of a child after officials allegedly discovered evidence of the mother's allegation on a surveillance camera.
She was later detained at the Houston County Sheriff’s Office and released on a $50,000 bond.
Who is Rebecca Lanette Taylor? Details on Attempted Child Purchase
She was later arrested and held at the Houston County Sheriff's Office before being released on a $50,000 bond.
When Rebecca approached the mother, she was in a store in Crockett, Texas. Rebecca walked up to the woman when she was at the self-checkout with her infant and a one-year-old.
Taylor complimented the baby's blond hair and blue eyes and asked how much he cost. Taylor then told him she had $250,000 in her car after the mother laughed off at her question.
When Taylor persisted in pressing the issue, the mother ordered her to keep her distance from her son.
Taylor, on the other hand, did not, and stated according to her statement that she had been wanting to buy a kid for a long time.
Concerned, the mother first let Taylor and a woman she was with exit the store before leaving.
Taylor, on the other hand, was waiting for her and yelled across the parking lot that she was willing to pay $500,000 "because she wanted him and she was going to take him."
Taylor was detained on January 18 after the mother reported him to the police.
She has been charged with the sale or purchase of a child, which is a third-degree felony in Texas.
If convicted, she may face up to ten years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
On Thursday, she was freed from the Houston County Sheriff's Office after posting a $50,000 bond.