What in the actual heck was this woman's goal?
First things first, I have to note that Insider is back to saying "women" again instead of "people with vaginas," so that's nice.
Anyway, back to the story:
Two crazy ladies, one a 49-year-old named Rebecca Taylor, walked up to a mother in Crockett, Texas (near Houston) at a Walmart checkout and started commenting on her 1-year-old son. The mom thought Taylor was being a bit odd when she asked how much she could buy him for, probably thinking this was a slightly-weird-but-outgoing person and it was just a joke.
Unfortunately, it was not a joke.
According to police records, Taylor "began commenting on her son's blonde hair and blue eyes. She asked how much she could purchase him for. (The mom) tried to laugh this comment off, thinking Taylor was joking. Taylor told her that she had $250,000 in the car and she would pay that much for him. (The mom) told her no amount of money would do," KETK-TV reported.
The mother told police that Taylor was accompanied by another woman, who asked for the child's name. The mother did not tell either of them the name, she told police, but the two women began to call it out, KETK-TV said.
Taylor told the mother that she had wanted to purchase a child for a long time. The mother told her to stay away from her child and waited for the two women to leave.
What in the world was this weirdo trying to accomplish?
She's been wanting "to purchase a child for a long time"?
Is she a human trafficker or just a really sick women who suddenly realized she wants kids and thought Walmart was the place to get them?? And she had $500,000 cash in her car???
Imagine how freaked out that mom must have been. She probably rushed outta that store faster than lightning...
Only to be ambushed by Taylor in the parking lot.
Outside in the parking lot, Taylor confronted the mother, once again asking to buy her child.
"Taylor began screaming at (the mom), saying if she wouldn't take $250,000 for him, then she would give her $500,000 because she wanted him and she was going to take him," police records obtained by KETK-TV said.
The mom immediately got in her car and locked the doors, but my goodness this could have been so much worse.
The mother got to her car and locked the door with with her child in it. Taylor then got into a black SUV and left the scene, KETK-TV reported. Surveillance footage caught the incident on camera, and police issued a warrant for her arrest.
Police quickly found Taylor and hauled her crazy face off to jail, where's she's facing a potential sentence between two and 10 years in prison.