This is so disturbing.
Four Men Found In Houston Dungeon
According to Mail Online
Four men have been found living in ‘deplorable’ conditions in a north Houston home, where police say they were being kept captive so a suspect could claim their welfare checks.
The men, including a military vet, were so malnourished they were almost invalids, according to police who were tipped off by a neighbor.
Three of the men were found in the garage, where they allegedly were forced to sleep on the linoleum floor, and a fourth was found in a room that had locks on the door and window.
Police believe the alleged victims, who were aged 54, 65, 74 and 79, may have been homeless and that they were being kept at the house so the suspect, who has been arrested, could cash their welfare checks.
Sergeant Steve Murdock told the Houston Chronicle that residents in the house had been taking the men’s social security checks.
A man in his 40s, who is not believed to live at the house, has been arrested but no charges have been made.
Houston police were tipped off about the men by a neighbor, and then called at the house at about 8.30am to do a welfare check.
Sergeant J W McCoy added: ‘One of [the men] seemed to think he was just picked up off the street, kind of recruited to come and stay here.’
‘In exchange for beer and cigarettes, and a place to stay, he had to turn over his social security checks,’ he told ABC 13.
It’s sad these men were taken advantage of for being old, naive, and homeless. It’s especially sad that a military vet was homeless…America should have took care of him. Evil does not discriminate.