Misty VanHorn, is a 22-year-old deadbeat mother from Sallisaw, Oklahoma. She is accused of trying to sell two of her children for $5,000 so she could waddle her way down to prison and bail her criminal boyfriend out of jail.
Apparently, the mother’s two-year-old was only worth $1,000 while her four-year-old was worth a staggering $4,000. Maybe it was a buy one get one 75% off sale?
The mother-of-two contacted a woman in Fort Smith via Facebook and talked about selling the kids. The woman, who has not been named, contacted the Oklahoma Department of Human Services when she realized that VanHorn was not pulling her leg. The ODHS then notified Sallisaw Police who conducted their own investigation.
Neighbours of VanHorn said she had been begging for money to bail out her boyfriend, who was arrested for unknown reasons.
‘She was going door to door, here to all the way across town asking everybody for money to get him out,’ said Tony Mosby, a neighbor of VanHorn.
Authorities confirmed that the state took custody of the children.
VanHorn is being held on $40,000 bond. That’s 7 times more than what she thought both of her children were worth.