Texas Woman Arrested After Allegedly Trying to Buy Walmart Shopper’s Son for $500,000 ‘Because She Wanted Him and She Was Going to Take Him’

A Texas woman shopping at a local Walmart last week reportedly wanted to buy something even the retail behemoth does not sell: another woman’s child. Rebecca Lanette Taylor, 49, of Crockett, was arrested after police say she offered a mother $500,000 to purchase her son “because she wanted him,” then continued to harass the woman and her family after her offer was summarily rejected, The Messenger of Grapeland, Texas reported.

The incident reportedly took place at a Walmart Supercenter located in the 1200 block of Eastern Loop 304 about two hours south of Dallas.

According to an affidavit of probable cause obtained by The
Messenger, an unidentified mother was waiting in line at the store’s self-checkout line with her two children. She was carrying her infant in a car seat carrier, and her 1-year-old son was seated in a shopping cart. As she prepared to scan her items, the mother was reportedly approached by Taylor, who allegedly began “commenting on her son’s blonde hair and blue eyes,” the affidavit reportedly said.

“[Taylor] asked how much she could purchase him for. [The mother] tried to laugh this comment off, thinking Taylor was joking,” the affidavit stated. “Taylor told her that she had $250,000 in the car and she would pay that much for him. [The mother] told her no amount of money would do.”

The mother reportedly told police she demanded that Taylor get away from her and her son, but claimed Taylor continued to persist. Taylor, who was allegedly accompanied by another woman, allegedly explained that she had been trying to purchase a child for a quite a while.