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Mom’s Horror As Woman Tried To Buy Her Baby For $500,000 At Walmart Checkout

Would-be child snatcher was seized by police after following the mother to the car park demanding the infant.

A woman in Texas has been arrested for allegedly trying to buy another Walmart shopper’s son for $500,000.

The incident took place in Crockett, Texas, on Jan. 13. The alleged aggressor, Rebecca Lanette Taylor, 49, was arrested on Jan. 18.

Taylor was taken into custody by the police and charged with the offense of the sale or purchase of a child, a third-degree felony.

Lt. Ahleea Price of the Crockett Police Department was on patrol on Jan. 13 when she received a call from the mother of the child saying a “white woman with blonde hair approached her in the Crockett Walmart, wanting to purchase her son,” according to an affidavit of probable cause obtained by The Messenger.

The mother, who has not been named, explained she was waiting to scan her purchases at a self-checkout, with a baby sitting in a car seat and a 1-year-old sitting in the shopping trolley.

She said the woman came up to her and began talking about her son’s “blonde hair and blue eyes,” and asked how much she could purchase him for.

The mother tried to laugh the comment off, believing it was a joke. The suspect reportedly told her she had $250,000 in her car in the parking lot.

A mother in Crockett, Texas, reported to police that she was approached in a Walmart store by a woman who wanted to purchase her young son for $500,000. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

The mother declined, but before she could leave the supermarket, the woman, who the mother said was with an unnamed Hispanic woman, asked her child’s name.

Despite declining to disclose it, the women apparently knew it and started calling the child by it.

The mother left the Walmart, but she said the two women followed her to the parking lot, where the suspect, identified as Taylor, allegedly began screaming at the mother that she would give her $500,000 for the child “because she wanted him, and she was going to take him.”

The mother locked both children in her car and stood her ground. Eventually, the two suspects left the scene in a black SUV.

Lt. Price reviewed the surveillance video from Walmart and reported in the affidavit it appeared to confirm the mother’s story. She then.went to Taylor’s home address to question her. The officer said in a report: “She told me that she doesn’t like thieves, then she stated I could speak with her attorney and to get off her ‘precipice.’ She slammed the door shut.”

Lt. Price secured an arrest warrant for the suspect from Houston County District Attorney Donna Kaspar. Taylor was arrested and taken into custody.

Taylor faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. She is being held at the Houston County Jail on a $50,000 bond.

Edited by Fern Siegel and Kristen Butler

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