Listen, if you can’t use Facebook responsibly, you shouldn’t be using Facebook. Trying to sell your kids on Facebook falls under the “Don’t” category.
Sallisaw, Oklahoma native (and most likely local idiot) Misty Van Horn was arrested last week for trying to pawn off her 10-month old baby via Facebook. Police were alerted that Horn had tried to sell her youngest child to a woman who lived 30 minutes away in Fort Smith, Arkansas. DailyDot reported that Horn had sent Facebook messages offering the baby and all of her stuff for the price of $1,000.
“Just come to Sallisaw, it’s only 30 minutes away and I’ll give you all of her stuff and let y’all have her forever for $1,000. – Misty Van Horn via Facebook
In addition to offering up her youngest daughter, Horn was willing to throw in her 2-year-old for the package deal price of $4,000. Hot damn, that’s a hell of a deal on the social media baby trading black market!
Police have stated that the illegal baby sale was to raise funds to get Horn’s boyfriend out of jail (cue eye roll).
The progress of society is surely suffering every second that he’s incarcerated, but thankfully, story of woe does have a happy ending for the child-riddle lovers.
The children are now in custody of social services and Horn is in jail with her beau awaiting charges of attempting to traffic minors and facing a $40,000 bond.