Police: Texas Family Locked Up Emaciated, Disabled Man So 'He Wouldn't Steal Their Food'


CHANDLER, Texas — Officers in the small East Texas town of Chandler say they’ve found an emaciated mentally disabled man locked in a filthy room.

Henderson County Sheriff’s Detective Wick Gabbard says the man’s family told officers that they kept him confined so “he wouldn’t steal their food.”

The man was found clad in an adult diaper hanging to his knees. Gabbard says that when he was freed from the room, he ran to the kitchen and tried to eat frozen bacon and a TV dinner through the box.

I’m glad this poor man was found in time. What some do people is completely shocking. How can human beings be so cruel? I’ll never understand.

In my prayers. :frowning:

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