Police: Man tries to buy 8-year-old at Walmart for $200,000

Hellmuth Kolb - Photo: Volusia County Jail
Hellmuth Kolb - Photo: Volusia County Jail(KNOE)
Published: Oct. 2, 2018 at 9:56 AM CDT
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Authorities say an 81-year-old was arrested after he tried to buy an 8-year-old girl at Walmart.

According to

in Florida, Port Orange police say Hellmuth Kolb approached a woman at Walmart and started bidding on her daughter.

When the mother tried to walk away, she says, Kolb grabbed her daughter and started kissing her wrist.

The mother described the incident in a Facebook post:

"Shook, rocked and shocked to the core... A man at the Port Orange Walmart offered me 200k for my child today. Grabbed her by the arm and kissed her wrist. My 8 year old little girl!!!! We are pressing charges. Be careful out there women and men with your daughters, wives and the all the women in your life, please! He asked me where my husband is and laughed after I told him he’s at work."

Police say the incident was caught and camera. Kolb is charged with simple battery and false imprisonment.