October 16th, 2011
09:56 AM ET

Janitor finds mentally disabled people chained in basement; 3 arrested

Three suspects accused of chaining mentally disabled people and stealing their Social Security checks were arrested in Philadelphia.

They were arrested Friday after a janitor doing checks at a building found four victims - a 29-year-old woman, and three men, ages 31, 35 and 31 - locked up in a basement boiler room at a Philadelphia residence, said Lt. Ray Evers, a police spokesman. The janitor released the four and called police.

Authorities believe the victims had been trapped in the tiny room for up to a week. Evers said they suffered from bed sores and "injuries that are very, very hard to describe."

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  1. Jeff in Montreal

    I watched the Bayer AG video, and that wasn't Philip reporting this heinous deed, knowingly distributing pharmaceuticals laced with HIV. It wan NBC's Scarbourough Country report. Are you Americans really more focused on a fellow blogger than on this heinous deed that has already cost the lives of 16 of your fellow Americans? THAT is sick. No wonder you are such war mongers.

    October 16, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • ConTroll

      Sure, Philip in Montreal. Whatever you say. We KNOW philip didn't report it! When Philip says things about other bloggers, yes, we will focus on him. He has many names. Evil drunk is one of them. Now, what do you think of this thread/

      October 16, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    @RUFFNUTT:
    You are not *even* suggesting that people are deliberately having SMI children as a way to get more money, are you?

    October 16, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT ( ELF SLAYER & BUGBEAR KILLER )

      i wouldn't think so...but if i was my cousin i would have had my tubes tied or dick tube snipped...

      October 16, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Jeffin Montreal, are you from Michigan?I once knew someone named Jeff, and guess where he was from . Michigan, small world right?

    October 16, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    and what was it beth said...they will just get some other dummy to do the job? she was right they dummied down now didnt they lmao

    October 16, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    @Montreal:
    Thanks for the review.

    October 16, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  6. RUFFNUTT ( ELF SLAYER & BUGBEAR KILLER )

    🙂 ... i don't know about you,, but my cousin won't move cause he said missouri downt have the benifits or resorces dedicated to disabled children like up there..

    October 16, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    ok well yall have fun with the dope dopey dog and his gf wannabe mary. and ruffnutt maybe you should move to minnesota and take the 2 twisted sisters in here with you that would be philip and mary or dumb and dumber! have a good day the rest of you

    October 16, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT ( ELF SLAYER & BUGBEAR KILLER )

      only if you let me come up there and give you another baby in the back of my camaro..

      October 16, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      (taking another sip of my mimosa) you people definitely need Jesus...lol!

      October 16, 2011 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  8. bobcat2u.

    It's Obamas fault.

    October 16, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    and for anyone interested the number for the festival of idiots is: 17192909110 chao!

    October 16, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  10. mary hecht and philip aka idiots are us

    Or you can email us at A27tin4@aim.com chao.

    October 16, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  11. he he©

    "Let the monitorig begin" says the all wise chrissy, as if these gals are smart. Anyone who has been blogging from since before 'blog' was even a word knows to use an revolving IP address. CNN couldn't ban me from posting here even if they wanted to, so get a clue. Now, what about that 'bayer AG nazi' report about the Bayer corporation knowingly distributing HIV laced pharmaceuticals that have already cost the lives of 16 Americans? Is nipping at my heels more important to you? If it was tainted creampies you gals would be all over it.

    October 16, 2011 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT ( ELF SLAYER & BUGBEAR KILLER )

      lol.. creampies!!! my favorite.. as long as they dont get all over the interior..

      October 16, 2011 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • ConTroll

      Damn< Philip, you are all over the gay thing all the time, aren't you? Why are you so concerned with gay people? You're just a little more occupid with it than is normally heathy! Creampies? What are you, 9?

      October 16, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • ConTroll

      Your camaro, right?

      October 16, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • ConTroll

      Forensic 'Net Specialist. Ever heard of them?

      October 16, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  12. mary hecht and philip aka idiots are us

    hey ruffnut, we need your phone number to this one gona be tyed up fer awhyle

    October 16, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Epiphany

    @Philip:

    I have been looking for you, sir.

    Of course, you know that epiphany also means sudden revelation, too, which is another reason I chose it.

    In reference to yesterday's conversation: re: why America is fat, you never answered my questions:

    I have noticed you do not, either.

    According to you, it is because of Nazi dumbing down the population of Germany.

    Then the faher of all of the drugs in existance, Theo Morell, brought them to America via Nasa scientists.

    All of the food in America is injected with growth hormones, which will cause weight gain in 15 year old boys, causeing them to grow “teets.”

    Have I got it right?

    Do I want to discuss this further?

    No.

    Why?

    Because I do not wish to engage in a coversation not of my own making.

    Think you can quit insulting everyone who does NOT want to talk to you?

    Do you really have to ask yourself why they don’t?

    These are direct questions to you, sir.

    Oh, yes,one other:

    Did Philip write all of those posts, numbered one through twenty-three?

    A simple yes or no will do, along with a brief explanation as to why or why not.

    I am still awaiting your apology for your accusation that I am someone else.

    You've got that wrong, too.

    October 16, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  14. RUFFNUTT ( ELF SLAYER & BUGBEAR KILLER )

    then people would call while i'm getting it on in the back of my camaro.. or sleeping..

    October 16, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • ConTroll

      Watch out for Philip's creampie puddle...

      October 16, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT ( ELF SLAYER & BUGBEAR KILLER )

      i got scotchguard so it's ok...

      October 16, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  15. RUFFNUTT ( ELF SLAYER & BUGBEAR KILLER )

    hey hey hey... it's fat albert...
    .
    .
    also did any one else notice the statue kinda looks like that black vulcan from star trek voyager???? all the statue needs is a star trek uniform..

    October 16, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
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