Couple seen negotiating the sale of their daughter at gas station (video)By Mason White 3:47 PM October 29, 2014
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By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) Police are looking to arrest and charge a couple after they tried to sell their young daughter at a gas station, police in Florida said.
The Hammond Police Department said that a woman was seen begging for cash before she tried to sell her 10-year-old daughter.
The incident unfolded at RaceTrac on US 190 around 9:00 a.m.
People at the gas station were shocked to see the mother trying to sell her own daughter. Police said that they received a call around 9:25 a.m., about the woman who drove a dark-colored van with Florida plates.
The van was occupied by a man, a woman and a girl. The caller said that the woman appeared to be pregnant.
“They approached several people, first asking for money for gas, and then finally someone came and offered to sell the child,” a witness said.
Police are trying to locate a blue 2005 Dodge Caravan with a Florida license plate number BSXR89. Police said that if you see the couple or you know where they may be, you are urged to call 911 immediately.