33-year-old Tanya Nareau of Mesa, Arizona was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly attempting to exchange her 2-year-old daughter for a gun. The trade was to be with a family friend who Nareau said would do a better job of raising the child.
The woman also told police she could not purchase a gun in the regular manner because legally prohibited to do so.
Nareau has been charged with the unlawful sale of a child and solicitation to possess a weapon by a prohibited person. The child’s father is already behind bars on unrelated charges.
Authorities did not mention the type of gun involved or why he family friend wanted to barter for a child.
Source: CBS News