Woman tries to sell 3-day-old infant to Taco Bell customer

A woman has been arrested in Vancouver, Washington for trying to sell her 3-day-old infant to a woman eating in a Clark County Taco Bell.

Heidi Knowles, 36, was arrested at a nearby motel after the woman at the fast food chain called the local sheriff’s office. Knowles had tried to sell the woman her newborn for an affordable $500. (Colorado woman turns tables on TSA, gropes an agent)

The Seattle Times reports the baby was found with Knowles at the motel in good health. Deputies called Child Protective Services, which took custody of the child.

The manager of the motel was surprised Knowles tried to sell the baby, since the infant was clean and “when she put him on the bed for a nap, he was always safely far away from the edges.”

“She seemed to be taking very good care of him and then … We were surprised,” the manager, Patricia Morris, told Fox 12 in Oregon.

The motel’s other manager, Oliver Morris, spoke to the woman’s father after she was arrested. Knowles had apparently told her father she wanted to “sell [the baby] and leave. Go someplace else, start over.”

Police arrested Knowles, who was reportedly “evasive” when asked if she had indeed tried to sell her baby, on outstanding warrants. She’ll be charged with attempted child selling, a class C felony in the state.

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  • Rocketman

    What a shame.
    She could have made much more money through adoption, if she were smart.
    But then again, I’m betting she’s a junkie of some sort and the daddy is unknown.

    On a related topic:
    Why does a married man need his wife’s consent for a vasectomy when the wife does NOT need her hubby’s consent to have her tubes tied, or have an abortion?

    Just Curious


  • Callie369

    Thank God she didn’t sell the poor baby to Casey Anthony!

  • lukuj

    This is pitiful, but some of the same people who condemn this person (rightfully) for trying to sell this baby wouldn’t be bothered at all if she had killed it a week or just 5 days earlier before it was born. That is true hypocrisy. I hope this child gets the wonderful, loving home every child deserves with adoptive parents who truly appreciate and nurture the child.

  • minicapt

    Scratch that ‘revenue enhancement plan’.


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  • teapartypatriot

    Woman tries to sell 3-day-old infant to Taco Bell customer

    ..she may not be the “Mother of the Year” – but she’s better than casey anthony.

    • Joe Steel

      Not much of a patriot, are you? Anthony was found not guilty by the Constitutional judicial process. Why do you hate the Constitution?

      • ahouk

        Just because we can’t prove beyond a reasonable doubt that she is guilty doesn’t mean she is not guilty. Only by legal standards is she not guilty. God will deal with her when the time comes.

        • Wehms2

          As He will deal with ALL of us when the time comes…………but, if you’re not one of the jurors, it is YOUR place to judge either. As Christ said; “Judge NOT……….”

      • Iowa48

        Actually she was found “not guilty” by a group of mall zombie buffoons who injected their own foolish and illogical supposition and conjecture to determine the verdict, rather than relying upon the evidence presented at trial as was their actual Constitutional duty.

  • notalone

    At least she didn’t put tape over the babies mouth and dump it on a pile of trash alongside the road like another scumbag we know of. How sick have some gone in the country?