(RNN – A Florida man of 81 tried to buy an 8 years old girl from her mother Friday, in Port Orange, Florida Walmart.
WFTV was told by police that Tracy Nye and her daughter were seated on a bench at a store when Helmut Kolb approached Tracy Nye’s mother and asked her if she was married.
Nye wrote in a Facebook post that Nye stated, “He asked where my husband was and laughed when he told me he was at work.”
The suspect started bidding on the child and offered his mother $200,000 to buy her baby girl.
Nye was naturally going to leave but the suspect grabbed Nye and kissed her wrist.
Security was notified and the customer was allowed to leave. The entire test was filmed by security cameras.
Investigators were able to use Kolb’s credit card transactions and social media to identify him. On Saturday, he was taken into custody and charged with simple beatings as well as illegal imprisonment.