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About the lady from Sallisaw who tried to sell her kids on Facebook…

2:26 PM EDT on March 12, 2013


The Derplahoman pictured above is Misty VanHorn. Her mug shot went viral over the weekend when it was revealed she attempted to sell her 10-month-old and 2-year-old daughters on Facebook. Apparently she wasn't smart enough to figure out how Craigslist works.

Via News 9:

A Sallisaw resident is in jail accused of trying to sell her children. Police say 22-year-old Misty VanHorn was attempting to raise money to pay her boyfriend's bond.

Police say VanHorn has been going door-to-door asking for money earlier in the week before police say she tried to sell her 10-month-old and 2-year-old girls over Facebook.

"There's so many people in this town that's shocked about it," said neighbor Tony Mosby. Mosby lives just down the street from where Misty Vanhorn had been staying with her two children.

He says they were living with the mother of her boyfriend - who was in jail at the time.

"She came to us around the first of the month asking for money," Mosby said.

Sallisaw Police say she was going door-to-door attempting to raise the $1,000 for her boyfriend's bond.

"Man, I've been doing this 9 years, and this is the first case I've even heard," said a detective who worked the case. He asked not to be identified because he also works in narcotics.

He says after Vanhorn was unsuccessful in raising the bond money, she attempted to sell one of her kids to a woman in Arkansas on Facebook.

"It was an acquaintance she knew; she sent them an inbox message," the detective said.

The detective says the Arkansas woman contacted child services, who later contacted his police department. He says VanHorn originally asked for $1,000 for her 2-year-old. Later in a second message, she offered both her children for $4,000.

Uhm, $4,000 for two kids? I'd consider paying that much just to guarantee I'll never have children.

How exactly did she come up with the prices? I did some googling and couldn't find the rate for Oklahoma babies. Regardless, the math seems kind of screwy. $1,000 for one kid or $4,000 for the pair?? I thought things were supposed to get cheaper when you buy in bulk. Maybe the 10-month old was worth more because she was newer. That's how it works with cars. Then again, who buys two cars at once? And what type of asshole compares car buying to child trafficking?

Anyway, before I write something really offensive that my kids will read later on in life, let's go back to the News 9 story:

The two children have since been taken into protective custody. VanHorn was arrested and now faces two counts of trafficking children.

The detective we spoke to said they had to confirm VanHorn's intention's over the phone. He says in this case, anyone could claim their Facebook account had been hacked.

VanHorn is being held in the Sequoyah County jail on $40,000 bond.

And she thought paying for her boyfriend's bail was going to be tough. She'll need to pump out and sell another 10 to 15 kids just to cover her own bond.

In all seriousness, this is a sad story. You have to feel sorry for the kids, but then again, being as far away as possible from their degenerate mother is the best thing for them. The odds are already stacked against them, but at least they now have a chance to grow up and live healthy, happy and relatively normal lives.

Also, can someone in our legislature introduce an archaic law the bans this women from ever procreating? Or at least prevent her from wearing OU apparel? That's some draconian legislation I can actually get behind. Maybe we should start a petition or something.

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