Florida sex offender tried to buy child from grocery store for $100,000, police say

PORT ORANGE, Florida. – A registered sex offender’s offer to make a disturbing purchase at a Florida grocery store landed him in handcuffs on Thursday, police say.

Port Orange, Volusia County police said Aug. 16 that Hellmuth Kolb, 85, offered a parent shopping at a Winn-Dixie $100,000 to buy his daughter.

That parent notified police, who identified Kolb and found he was on probation for similar issues and should not have any contact with children, officials said.

On Thursday, police attended Kolb’s home in Port Orange and arrested him.

“Mr. Kolb should have just stuck to the grocery store,” police said. wrote on Facebook.

Kolb was being held without bond in the Volusia County Jail for a probation violation, records show.

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