Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Headline of the day: Man Sells Daughter for Beer

The story from Yahoo! News...


GREENFIELD, Calif. – Police have arrested a Greenfield man for allegedly arranging to sell his 14-year-old daughter into marriage in exchange for $16,000, 100 cases of beer and several cases of meat.

Police said they only learned of the deal after the 36-year-old man went to them to get his daughter back because payment wasn't made as promised. The man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of human trafficking.

Officers also arrested an 18-year-old man on suspicion of statutory rape. Investigators believe the girl went willingly with the man, but she's under California's legal age of consent and can't legally marry.

Police say arranged marriages involving underage girls have become a problem in this small Central Coast farming community.


Holy Smokes! I gotta ask, Where did they come up with those specific numbers? I mean, how did they decide on 16 g's, 100 cases of beer (is that 12, 20, or 24 packs?) and some meat. This guy is the ultimate Man in my book. He would rather have a little cash, some brews, and some steaks instead of a daughter. Also, this happened in California. The best part is, he's going to jail for accidently snitchin' on himself. GONG!! I dont care how small the town is, California is still one of the most socially and culturally advanced states in the nation. I could take this story a little more easily if this happened in say, I'ontknow, Indiana. But California? C'mon now.

-Ollie with the sales pitch

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