ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- Police are searching for a man they say was caught on camera trying to trade a baby for food.
"He said he needed some food," Lawrence Curry, a patron at the motel, said.
"He was walking around knocking on people's doors trying to get rid of his kid for food," Ian Andre said.
Police say after he tried to sell the child, he was seen getting into a cab next door at McDonald's with the baby and a woman.
This is the second of someone with ties to the area trying to trade an infant in the last week. Just days ago, Heather Kaminsky was arrested for trading her newborn for a pickup truck. She was sent back to her hometown in Kentucky where she faces human trafficking charges.
Crystal Freed, a local attorney with experience in cases like these says the sale of children is growing problem right.
"500,000 of our U.S. Citizen kids are trafficked each year," she said. Freed said that in Florida, trading children is easier than selling drugs.
"It's opportunistic," she said. "There's lots of money to be made and it seems to be pretty simple. The issue is that the public is unaware. We need as a public to say this is not going to happen in our neighborhood."
If you have any information about the incident, contact Orange Park Police at (904) 264-5555.