A man in Sarasota, Florida, has been arrested after he reportedly tried to sell his baby at a pawn shop.
The man, Richard Slocum, said as he placed the infant before the owner of the store in Sarasota, on Florida’s Gulf coast. He then reportedly asked “He’s barely used, seven and a half months old, what do you think he’s worth?”
The father stated that he was joking, but the pawn shop owner was not convinced and called police, saying he was concerned for the child. Police arrived after he left, verified that child was social, but contacted social services for further investigation.