VANCOUVER, Washington — A 36-year-old Vancouver woman was due in court at 9 a.m. Monday after investigators said she tried to sell her infant son at a Taco Bell last week.
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office said Heidi Knowles approached a woman who was, bizarrely, eating at a Taco Bell restaurant on Thursday. She handed the woman her 3-day-old son, and, thinking outside the bun, offered to sell him for $500.
“He was wrapped up just like a gordita,” the woman said. “It was pretty trippy, especially since I was eating a gordita at that very moment.”
The woman called 911, ordered a choco taco, and returned to her plastic booth, resuming her constant sobbing.
Knowles was arrested at a cheap roadside motel a short time later and booked into Clark County jail, where she is being held on a $50,000 bond.
No word on her infant son, who was lost during all the confusion.