Woman Offers Son for Gas Money

Tried to pawn off her 6-year-old son for $10 in gas money

By Carlos Miller
|  Saturday, Sep 26, 2009  |  Updated 3:15 PM EDT
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A Melbourne woman is accused of trying to sell her 6-year-old son for $10 in gas money

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For $10 in gas money, Marcy Pappalardo was prepared to give up her 6-year-old boy.

At least according to a tow truck driver who told police Pappalardo made the proposition to him at a gas station in Melbourne, Florida.

The tow truck driver turned the offer down, then dialed 911 and followed Pappalardo for several miles until police caught up to her.

Pappalardo, 37, denied the allegations. She was charged with child neglect anyway.

She is being held in Brevard County jail on a $2,000 bond. She is also being charged with retail theft and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.
 

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