SALLISAW, OK – Police say Misty Vanhorn tried to sell her two young children for $4000 in order to bail her boyfriend out of jail.
No word on who the boyfriend is or why he is in jail, but VanHorn really wanted to get him out. “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.
The 22-year-old figured a quick way to get some cash would be to sell her two kids. She allegedly contacted a woman in Fort Smith, Ark., through Facebook with an offer to sell her two children.
For the low, low price of $1000, the woman could have Vanhorn’s 2-year-old. To sweeten the deal, Vanhort said for $4000, the woman could have both her 2-year-old and Vanhorn’s 10-month-old.
“Just come to Sallisaw, it’s only 30 minutes away and I’ll give you all of her stuff and let y’all have her forever for $1,000,” Vanhorn reportedly wrote to the woman.
Fearing for the children’s safety, the woman contacted Oklahoma Department of Human Services who then notified Sallisaw police. Vanhorn was arrested on Wednesday and charged with trafficking children.
Misty Vanhorn is currently being held in Sequoyah County Jail on $40,000 bond. Her children are now in state custody, which, in all likelihood, is probably the best thing to have happened out of all this.