It happened in the parking lot of a Best Buy, but there was nothing good about the sale taking place: a Holly Hill woman handing her 8-week-old grandson over to a stranger in exchange for $30,000.Colorful?!
Patty Bigbee, 45, originally offered the child for $75,000 before agreeing to a lower price, according to the Daytona Beach News-Journal.
Authorities would not say how the buyer originally found out the child was for sale, or whether the Internet was involved, but said the buyer became gravely concerned and immediately began working with police to set up a sting.
Bigbee and her boyfriend, 42-year-old Lawrence Work, arrived at the Daytona Beach store to meet the buyer Friday afternoon and began unloading a stroller and toys. Police waited until the child was safe in his new car seat before taking the pair into custody.....Police say she and Work had recently purchased a new Chevy Malibu, and the motive for selling the baby was largely financial...."They seemed like they loved him," said a neighbor who often observed Bigbee and Work outside their apartment with her grandson, "...but they were very...colorful."
Monday, November 08, 2010
~A Miami woman and her boyfriend arrested for selling her grandson....at a Best Buy parking lot. Read the details. This after last week's news of a mother microwaving her infant to death. What a sorry world we live in. Pray for the salvation of souls. I spent some time being outraged, then my better angels whispered, "Pray instead of raging."