Cops: 4 men found held in ‘deplorable’ Texas home

HOUSTON (AP) — Four men found living in “deplorable conditions” in a Houston garage on Friday told police that they were being held captive after being lured by promises of food and cigarettes so that their captor could cash their public-assistance checks, authorities said.

Three of the men were malnourished and taken to a hospital after being discovered by officers responding to a 911 call about the home, Houston police spokeswoman Jodi Silva said. Sgt. Steven Murdock described the living conditions as like a “dungeon.”

Investigators were still trying to determine how long the men lived there, but they said it may have been weeks.

Silva said the men told investigators they were forced to live in the garage — which included just one chair, no bed and a possibly malfunctioning air conditioner — so their captor could cash their assistance checks. She said the men were “given scraps to eat.”

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Cops: 4 men found held in ‘deplorable’ Texas home

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2 Responses to “Cops: 4 men found held in ‘deplorable’ Texas home”

  1. Thelma Says:

    Jail will be too nice for the perps, who should have similar – or worse – treatment!

  2. Nancy Says:

    I think KARMA will catch them, Thelma.

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