Man Tries to Trade Baby for Beer

Instead of getting his two 4- oz. bottles, he gets turned in
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 18, 2010 10:47 AM CDT
Man Tries to Trade Baby for Beer
No, this is not the man accused of trying to trade his baby for beer.   (©globalreset)

A Massachusetts man offered to swap his baby for two beers, yet somehow managed not to get arrested. The 24-year-old put his 3-month-old daughter and her stroller in a gas station employee's truck, reports the Republican of Springfield. Instead of trading the baby for two 40-ounce beers, the man called the cops. The baby is in custody and Matthew Brace will face a reckless endangerment charge.

"I've been in this line of work, well, this is my fourth decade. I've seen a lot of atrocities," the Chicopee police chief said at a news conference this morning. "I've worked at a lot of murders, but trying to trade a baby for alcohol? It's a new low." And where was the child’s mother during all this? Buying cigarettes, of course. (Read more Matthew Brace stories.)

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