California Man Sells Daughter for 100 Cases of Beer and 'Several Cases of Meat'
In the needs-no-embellishment words of MSNBC:
A California man has been arrested for arranging for his 14-year-old daughter to marry a neighbor in exchange for $16,000, 100 cases of beer and several cases of meat, police said.
And how did the authorities find out about this instance of human trafficking? The beer-and-meat loving daddy in question called the police himself, asking for help getting his daughter back because the dude he sold her to didn't pay.
Before we guffaw over this too hard, let's take a moment to note that all parties involved belong to the indigenous Mexican Trique community, where arranged marriages are standard procedure. The beer, meat, and money were intended as wedding fare and a dowry, respectively.