Sunday, November 17, 2013

N. Carolina foster parents arrested after boy found handcuffed to porch with dead chicken around neck

UNION COUNTY, North Carolina – Authorities arrested foster parents – including one who is a social services worker – after finding an 11-year-old boy handcuffed to a porch with a dead chicken around his neck, according to

An officer who was responding to an animal complaint at a neighboring house spotted the boy and went to investigate. He found the child cuffed at his ankle with the chicken draped around his neck, the report said.

After searching the home, authorities removed five children, ages 14, 13, 11, 9 and 8, from the home and began a criminal investigation. Neglected pets also were taken from the home.

Dorian Lee Harper and Wanda Sue Larson, both 57, were arrested.  More