CRIME
10/30/2017 01:42 pm ET Updated Oct 30, 2017

Woman Offers Sex To Undercover Cop For Beanie Baby, Police Say

Police say she also asked for $5.

A Florida woman was arrested last week after she allegedly offered sex in exchange for a Beanie Baby and $5.

St. Petersburg police said 51-year-old Karen Robinson got into an undercover vehicle around near 11 p.m. Wednesday after the driver pulled over on a side street.

The suspect then allegedly negotiated a deal to perform oral sex for $5 and a Beanie Baby teddy bear, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by The Smoking Gun website.

A spokeswoman for the St. Petersburg Police Dept. told HuffPost the Beanie Baby was in the car “to make it look like it was a family vehicle.”

Pinellas County Jail

Although some Beanie Babies can sell for up to $2,800, depending on their rarity, the arresting officer did not specify which bear was the subject of the negotiation.

Robinson was arrested on prostitution charges, a misdemeanor in Florida. She denied the crime, according to WFLA-TV.

Jail records show she was released on her own recognizance Thursday afternoon. 

This article has been updated with an explanation from the St. Petersburg Police Department as to how the Beanie Baby came up in discussion.

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