For $10 in gas money, Marcy Pappalardo was prepared to give up her 6-year-old boy.
The tow truck driver turned the offer down, then dialed 911 and followed Pappalardo for several miles until police caught up to her.
Pappalardo, 37, denied the allegations. She was charged with child neglect anyway.
She is being held in Brevard County jail on a $2,000 bond. She is also being charged with retail theft and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.