Man arrested after trying to buy woman’s daughter at Florida Walmart

Hellmuth Kolb is seen in a booking

Hellmuth Kolb is seen in a booking

A Florida man is facing charges after he allegedly attempted to buy an 8-year-old girl while shopping at Walmart.

WKMG-TV reports Port Orange police say Hellmuth Kolb was arrested Saturday and charged with simple battery and false imprisonment.

Nigh told WKMG that Kolb initially began a polite conversation and then began asking if she would take money for her daughter.

That is, until Kolb allegedly started badgering Nigh if she would sell her daughter to him.

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Police said it happened Friday afternoon at a Walmart in Port Orange.

"The first amount was $100,000, the second amount was $150,000 and then the final amount was $200,000", Nigh said.

As Nigh and her daughter were about to walk away, Kolb grabbed her daughter's arm, tried to pull her and kissed her wrist, according to police.

Nigh said she was becoming more and more uncomfortable with the situation so she got up to leave with her child.

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Nigh pulled her daughter back and immediately left, notifying Walmart security before leaving the store, WKMG reported.

Police said another woman told them she had a similar incident a month earlier with a man fitting Kolb's description. He admitted complimenting the woman, but said he did not remember grabbing her daughter, according to WNDB radio.

When they broke free, they fled the store, informing security on their way out.

She posted about the alleged encounter on Facebook after, writing: 'Shook, rocked and shocked to the core...

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