Cash-strapped couple tries to sell baby at Walmart for $25
It wasn't exactly a blue light special.
A California couple was on the hunt on Wednesday for bargain shoppers at a Walmart -- hoping to sell their 6-month-old baby for $25 outside the store.
Patrick Fousek, 38, and Samantha Tomasini, 20, were arrested hours after Fousek allegedly went up to two women and asked if they were interested in purchasing his child, according to police.
Salinas police spokesman, Officer Lalo Villegas, said the women initially thought Fousek was joking. But when he became pushier, they got suspicious and called police.
“I don’t know if they’re mothers but they definitely had that instinct to help,” Villegas said of the two women.
Police said they found Fousek and Tomasini at their home at 1 a.m., and the duo appeared to be high on methamphetamine. The house was in shambles.
Tomasini told Child Protective Services, who took the baby, that she also breast-fed the child while she was under the influence.
The couple was expected to be in court for arraignment on Friday.