Florida Mom Sells Baby To Buy Car

Stephanie Bigbee Fleming, left, and her mother, Patty Bigbee, right.

Stephanie Bigbee Fleming, left, and her mother, Patty Bigbee, right.

Hot on the heels of the mother who shook her baby to death so that she could play Farmville, a Florida woman wanted a car more than she wanted her baby, selling it for $9,000, according to Reuters:

A Florida woman was charged with trying to sell her infant son in order to pay for a new car, police said Tuesday.

The baby’s grandmother brokered the deal and initially demanded $75,000 but agreed to cut the price to $30,000 when told the prospective buyer could not get a bank loan, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) said.

The mother of the eight-week-old boy, Stephanie Bigbee Fleming, 22, of Bradenton, Florida, was to receive $9,000 of the proceeds, the FDLE said.

“Fleming planned to purchase a new vehicle from the money received,” an FDLE spokeswoman said.

Fleming also needed money to pay court costs for an unrelated probation violation, the arrest documents said.

Fleming was arrested Tuesday. The grandmother, Patty Bigbee, 45, was arrested last week with her boyfriend Lawrence Works, 42, both of Holly Hill, Florida. All three were charged with the illegal sale of a child, and Bigbee was also charged with communications fraud, the department said…

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  • dextronaut

    what’s next, leaving a child on a store shelf so you can carry more items outside of the store?

    god damn, some parents these days shouldn’t have kids.

    • Golchab

      do i bitch the same about the irresponsible having kids or the thought of the gov’ making us get a license for a ‘additional family unit’. tough call.

  • Anonymous

    what’s next, leaving a child on a store shelf so you can carry more items outside of the store?

    god damn, some parents these days shouldn’t have kids.

  • Golchab

    do i bitch the same about the irresponsible having kids or the thought of the gov’ making us get a license for a ‘additional family unit’. tough call.

  • Bildo

    Is it me? or is Florida just a bad place to have children. It seems like 90% of the child molestations, mutilations, rapes, abductions and murder happen in Florida.

    • dextronaut

      Florida seems like a bad place to live in general. But then again, I only make this conclusion based on stories I’ve heard from the state, I never went to Florida personally.

  • Bildo

    Is it me? or is Florida just a bad place to have children. It seems like 90% of the child molestations, mutilations, rapes, abductions and murder happen in Florida.

  • Anonymous

    Florida seems like a bad place to live in general. But then again, I only make this conclusion based on stories I’ve heard from the state, I never went to Florida personally.

  • Siminatongue

    From $75,000 down to $30,000 the FDLE sure knows how to drive a hard bargain. I’m not usually so shallow about commenting on appearances but, damn, that woman is 45 years old? She’s had some hard life.

  • Siminatongue

    From $75,000 down to $30,000 the FDLE sure knows how to drive a hard bargain. I’m not usually so shallow about commenting on appearances but, damn, that woman is 45 years old? She’s had some hard life.

  • Xplicitriding

    Wow I dont even know where to start…

    If your going to have a kid then understand YOU have to take care of it. I hate how people use their kids as a way to get money, but this women went apeshit. Poor kids having to grow up in these situations. Whats even stranger is that the grandma was in with this. WTF!?! If someone was trying to sell me a kid I would be calling up Social Services.

  • Xplicitriding

    Wow I dont even know where to start…

    If your going to have a kid then understand YOU have to take care of it. I hate how people use their kids as a way to get money, but this women went apeshit. Poor kids having to grow up in these situations. Whats even stranger is that the grandma was in with this. WTF!?! If someone was trying to sell me a kid I would be calling up Social Services.

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