RICHMOND, KY – Police have arrested a couple after their 18-year-old daughter was found locked inside a cage in their home’s basement.

Police were performing a welfare check at the home of Tito and Shannon Felix, 50 and 51, when they went down to the basement that was littered with animal feces.

Also in the basement was the couple’s 18-year-old daughter. She was locked inside a wooden cage that measured seven feet long, 43 inches tall and 46 inches wide.

The cage was equipped with latches on the outside, a combination lock and a child’s toilet that was full of piss and shit.

When police asked the couple why in the hell was their adult daughter locked up inside the cage, they responded that the girl suffered from fetal alcohol syndrome and would sleepwalk.

So, they explained, keeping her locked in the cage at night so she “doesn’t get out and we can get some sleep.”

The couple was arrested on the spot and charged with unlawful imprisonment and criminal abuse.…

basement collapseLINCOLN COUNTY, N.C. – The effort to rescue two children buried after a dirt wall collapsed on top of them, is now being treated as a recovery effort.

The 6-year-old girl and 7-year-old boy, believed to be cousins, were playing in an excavated basement under construction when one of the dirt walls collapsed, burying them alive. One of the children’s father witnessed the collapse and called 911 at around 6 p.m. Sunday.

Using whatever they had that their immediate disposal, rescuers began trying to dig the children out, but after four hours of digging, they knew that their efforts were now to retrieve their dead bodies.

“This is now a recovery operation for these two children,” said Dion Burleson, public information officer for Lincoln County Emergency Management. “There are calls at times like this happen where we are not able to make a difference because it’s outside of our realm.”

Some 65 rescue personnel, including Charlotte and Huntersville fire units, worked overnight while family members of the children stood near the scene.…

MIDDLETOWN, OH —  I’m always hyping that people should not let D’D skew their worldview as we only post the worst of the worst and are, admittedly, fear-mongers of the highest order. But Jesus Christ, why does it always seem that whenever we feature abusive parents, they always look like villains in a horror movie?

We just posted an update on Diana and Samuel Franklin, the couple accused of making their adoptive daughter live in a chicken coop while wearing a shock collar, and now we have Shawn and Joanna Blackston, both accused of making their 12-year-old daughter live in a cage in the basement. Both couples look creepy as hell, but if I saw the Blackstons on the street, I’d chase them away with a baseball bat and a crucifix.

Police were alerted to the Blackstons after an anonymous person called them to report the possible abuse of one of their six children. When children services staff members made a surprise visit to the home and inquired about the 12-year-old girl, Shawn led them into the basement after unlocking several locks to the basement door.…

Philadelphia, PA — Horrendous story out of Philly where a janitor investigating the possibility of a tenant hiding a dog, instead found four disabled people chained up in a building’s basement.

Observant neighbors informed their block captain of some suspicious activity going on inside a seven-unit apartment building that included people being loaded from the back of an SUV with out-of-state plates. The block captain in turn contacted the building’s landlord who went to investigate.

The first time he checked the basement he did not find anything out of the ordinary aside for some things being out of place. On Friday he checked again and found a dog dish, but nothing else. Thinking one of his tenants was hiding a dog, he checked back on Saturday and found a door in the basement had been locked with a rusty chain.

After removing the chain and opening the door, he found a dark room roughly 10 feet by 15 feet. Inside that room were four mentally challenged adults, a 29-year-old woman and three men, ages 31, 35 and 41, all laying in their own filth.…

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