Couple Arrested After Chaining Son To Radiator For Two Weeks
According to the New York Daily News, “A 10 year old New Jersey boy says his mother and her boyfriend chained him by his ankle to a radiator pipe for two weeks.
Florence M. Pollard, 31, and Brian L. Craig, 29, were arrested Monday and charged with endangering the welfare of a child and criminal restraint.
Shortly after the couple’s neighbor found the child a few blocks away. He appeared malnourished, clung to a fence and told the neighbor that he did not want to go home, so the neighbor called the police.
The boy told officers that his mother strapped him to a heater with a metal chain in his mother’s room as punishment and was forced to sleep on the floor without blankets. He also said that they tied his hands with plastic zip ties.