Parents Busted Trying to Sell Baby for $25

Meth Dad offered daughter to Wal-Mart shoppers
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Suggested by Disillusioned
Posted Jun 25, 2010 1:41 AM CDT
Updated Jun 25, 2010 5:44 AM CDT
Patrick Fousek, 38, is shown, has been charged with child endangerment and methamphetamine intoxication.   (AP Photo/Salinas Police department via the Salinas Californian)
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(Newser) – A California couple have been arrested for allegedly trying to sell their baby to Wal-Mart shoppers for the bargain price of $25. Police say Patrick Fousek, 38, offered his 6-month-old daughter to two women outside the Salinas store, the San Jose Mercury News reports. The women called authorities when they realized Fousek wasn't joking.

Fousek and the child's mother had departed by the time police arrived, but the parents were tracked down with the help of a vehicle description. Police found the parents living in squalor and high on methamphetamines. Both were arrested and charged with child endangerment. Their daughter has been taken into protective custody.

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