Police Find Teen Handcuffed To Pole In Dark Basement

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Three people have been arrested after police in Kansas City, Missouri found a teenage boy handcuffed to a steel pole in the basement of a home.

The Department of Family Services received a report that a 14-year-old boy was chained to a steel bar. When police went to check out the claim Monday they found the teen, who appeared thin and frail, handcuffed to a support beam.

In the police report, one of the responding officers said, “He was shivering and he said he was very cold. He continuously asked for his jacket and shoes. He had only a few thin blankets to lay on and to cover up with as he slept on the cold concrete floor.”

The boy claims he had been kept in the basement since September 27th when his father pulled him out of school. He says his father would feed him a packet of instant oatmeal in the morning and a packet of ramen noodles at night.

Kansas City Police aren’t releasing any names in connection with the case yet and no charges have been formally filed.

The investigation is ongoing.