August 2nd, 2013
04:44 AM ET

Autistic son in dungeon conditions

His room smelled of urine and feces. It had no lighting, no bathroom, and there was only a mattress to furnish it.
That's what police in South Florida found when they responded to an anonymous tip on Thursday evening of a woman keeping her 30-year-old autistic son in "dungeon-like conditions."
"Police found the man's room to be a small room with a blacked-out window and a rusted iron door with a lock accessible only by the outside," said Michelle Hammontree-Garcia of the Sweetwater Police Department, west of Miami.

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  1. saywhat

    I tend to agree with @chrissy. The mother could have turned to someone or some agency for help. She should have at least shared her situation with a neighbor or someone she could trust.
    Sad & tragic.

    August 2, 2013 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      The woman needs to be severely punished; I wonder how many more of these type of victims are out there?

      August 2, 2013 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    I didnt mean to imply that at all @ banasy and im sorry if i made you feel that way.

    August 2, 2013 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    You didn't, Indomitable. No worries.

    August 2, 2013 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Tulsa55

    "Cluck, cluck, cluck" go the cackling hens as they henpeck endlessly ... What is this forum? A meeting spot for bitter single middle age liberal women? No intelligent life here – I'm going to Wall Street Journal ...

    August 3, 2013 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Reston69

      Yeah go. Murdoch owned. You'd be much happier.

      August 3, 2013 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  5. rupert

    Cluck cluck cluck. Crazy old hens.
    Im going to wall street journal too
    Cluck cluck cluck

    August 3, 2013 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Lol be gone the both of you! Wall street deserves you more than we or cnn does.

    August 3, 2013 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  7. rupert

    Hi cutie potootie. I see u and banasy have a secret admirer.
    Cluck cluck. Lol i like that
    U cracking hen. Do u think its philip or mary?

    August 3, 2013 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    Nah @ rupert not either one. Philips name came up so "someone" decided to try to impersonate him thats all.

    August 3, 2013 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  9. rupert

    Fooled me.
    Anyway. Sure is fun teasing u and b
    Guess im not the only one. Hahaha

    August 3, 2013 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  10. bambi

    Rupert. It's the weekend. Can't you leave those nice ladies alone for one day?

    August 3, 2013 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    Lol whatever blows your skirt up i guess @ rupert! Now how do you like the teasing? Lmao

    August 3, 2013 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
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