Cops: Mom Offers Baby for Sale at Taco Bell

Woman wanted $500 for her 3-day-old son, say investigators
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 18, 2011 2:22 AM CDT
A 36-year-old woman allegedly tried selling her baby at a Washington state Taco Bell.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)
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(Newser) – A 36-year-old woman is under arrest after allegedly trying to sell her 3-day-old son for $500 at a Washington state Taco Bell, according to police. A patron at the Hazel Dell restaurant called 911 to report the mom, who reportedly offered her the child. The baby, found with the mother, is in good health, reports the Columbian. The woman is in jail, charged with attempted baby selling, and is also facing previous charges for bail-jumping, theft, and possessing drug paraphernalia. "It's very sad," says an official at the local sheriff's office.

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