Rebecca Taylor: Texas woman arrested for offering $500K to Walmart shopper to buy her baby
Taylor offered the mother $250,000 for the baby with blue eyes and blonde hair, later increasing the offer to $500,000
CROCKETT, TEXAS: In a bizarre incident, a 49-year-old woman from Crockett, Texas, was arrested for allegedly offering $500K to buy a baby at Walmart. According to local reports, Rebecca Taylor approached a fellow woman shopper at a Walmart store near her house, when both of them were waiting on the self-checkout queue. The other woman was carrying her one-year-old baby, whose blonde hair and blue eyes were praised by Taylor. While the mother was not alarmed initially, she got taken aback when Taylor asked how much the baby costs. She then went on to make handsome offers to purchase the child.
The mother also added that there was another woman with Taylor and the pair had visited Walmart together. Taylor was later arrested when the concerned mother alerted the police. She was charged with the sale or purchase of a child and held at the Houston County Sheriff's Office. Eventually, Taylor was released on a $50,000 bond. A similar shocking incident happened in Kendall, Florida in 2020, where a newborn baby was offered for sale on Craigslist for $500.
According to the mother in Crockett, the accused Rebecca Taylor had casually inquired about the price of her baby at first. Considering it a joke, the mother had laughed off the comment, only to be offered $250,000 by Taylor. She claimed that she had the money in her car right now and appeared serious, with another woman accompanying her.
The shocked mother then waited for the two women to leave the store, but as soon as she stepped into the parking lot, she found the pair waiting for her. Taylor even screamed at her an increased offer of $500,000 and waited for her response. Eventually, as the mother grew increasingly concerned for her baby's safety, Taylor and the other woman left. A video from the scene was later obtained by police, which seemed to match the details of the mother's complaint.
The investigation is ongoing in the case and more details are yet to emerge on Taylor's motive. The identities of the mother and the baby have not been disclosed for security reasons. The woman accompanying Rebecca Taylor has also not been identified and no details about her arrest are available. Police are reportedly probing the case to find out more details on Taylor.