Rebecca Lanette Taylor went to her local Walmart in Crockett, Texas with a clear objective for her shopping trip. Even though she could’ve bought whatever she wanted at the store, what she really wanted was something that couldn’t be found on any shelf. The 49-year-old woman approached a mother who was with her child at Walmart and offered to pay the woman cash for custody of the baby.

While the mother was using the self-checkout counter, Taylor approached and asked to buy her baby. The mother had both an infant and a one-year-old toddler with her when this occurred. Taylor said she loved the baby’s blonde hair and blue eyes, then inquired about how much money the mother would want for the infant. The mother’s initial reaction was to laugh, thinking it must be a joke. But Taylor persisted and made it clear she was willing to pay a large sum of money for the baby. In fact, she had $250,000 in her car parked nearby.

Taylor kept trying to make the purchase even after being told by the mother to stop and leave her child alone. According to an affidavit, this wasn’t Taylor’s first time attempting such an action; she had been wanting to buy a baby for quite some time now. Fortunately, the mother was able to persuade or fool Taylor into leaving the store.

As the mother and her children left Walmart, Taylor angrily called out to them from across the parking lot. She offered to pay $500,000 for their blonde-haired, blue-eyed baby boy – saying she was willing to half a million dollars “because she wanted him and she was going to take him.”

When the mother heard this, she called the police immediately to report what had happened. Taylor was then arrested on January 18th, 2022 by Texas authorities and was charged with purchasing a child- something that is considered a third-degree felony where they live.

If convicted, Taylor could spend up to ten years in a Texas corrections facility and owe a fine of $10,000.

Taylor posted a $50,000 bond and was released from the Houston County Sheriff’s Office after her arrest.

She explained to the Houston County Sheriff’s Office that she was an attorney and “she wanted a child, so she offered to buy one.” Taylor stated her goal was to get the mother top selling her child for $500,000.

She confessed to the Houston County Sheriff’s Office that she was an attorney and “she wanted a child, so she offered to buy one.” Taylor said her motivation was to get the mother to sell her child for half a million dollars.

This is not the first time that Taylor has attempted to buy a baby from its parents, according to police. The authorities are investigating two other reports of attempted baby purchases by Taylor, but no charges have been filed yet.

Rebecca Lanette Taylor tried to buy a child from the mother, but fortunately, the mother was able to escape and report Taylor to law enforcement. If the mother had agreed to sell her child, this story would have had a much different ending.

What do you make of this harrowing story? If someone tried to purchase your baby, what would you have done? Weigh in with your thoughts in the comments!