More details are coming out about the disabled people found behind a chained basement door in Philadelphia. A woman has come forward to say she was locked in a closet in Killeen, Texas by the suspect, and that she saw the suspect's other captives in the attic above the closet. The captives had cigarette burns on their faces, and their tongues had been burned by a spoon, according to a report in the Philadelphia Inquirer. The woman later escaped and said she told Killeen police of the people being held captive, but that they didn't act, according to the article. Philadelphia authorities have said the suspect imprisoned the disabled people as part of a scheme to collect their Social Security and disability benefits.
In a case that might be followed as closely on the Food Network as it is on True TV, authorities in Florida say they've charged a 53-year-old woman with abuse of a disabled adult after she allegedly smacked him a few times in the head with a raw steak.
Deputies said that Elsie Egan hit her live-in boyfriend repeatedly with the meat "so that he could learn" after he refused a piece of sliced bread.