When I was a kid, my mom sometimes threatened to sell me to the gypsies. I didn’t know who or what a gypsy was, but I knew that I didn’t want to be sold to anyone, and it usually got me to behave better. Not so, Misty VanHorn’s children, whose mother actually tried to sell them. VanHorn, of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, allegedly wanted for $1,000 for her two-year-old and $4,000 for her four-year-old, and wanted to use the money to get her boyfriend out of jail.
And here’s the kicker…
She tried to broker the deal through Facebook with a woman she met online. Van Horn contacted a woman via the social networking site who then alerted the local police and social services.
And after failing to get the money needed to get her boyfriend out of jail, VanHorn’s now got bigger problems. She’s being held on a $40,000 bond and the kids are now in state custody. [Daily Mail]