Guadalupe, Arizona Police are trying to figure out why 3 children were in a house when a couch catch fire and, more importantly, why 2 of them were bound with duct-tape.
On Wednesday, June 22, firefighters received a call at 5:30 pm that said children were in a house where a sofa was on fire. When they responded they found 3 children in the house alone. 2 of them had been bound with duct-tape around their hands and feet.
The rescuers described the 2 children that were bound as a baby or infant and a 2 or 3-year-old little girl. Another little girl between 5 and 7 was found inside as well but wasn’t bound. (Lucky her!)
A neighbor said that it was obvious from the beginning that something was amiss at the house. She claimed to have seen the tape “around the arms and then on the legs” as the children were taken from the house to the Maricopa Medical Center. The children were listed as “no information patients,” which is pretty common in criminal investigations.
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Investigators are trying to figure out why the kids were bound. (I think it was because the parents were too damn lazy to do their jobs and the 7-year-old was lucky enough to be able to listen to them when they said to stay put. Since the littler kids wouldn’t, they got duct-taped while mommy and daddy left.) The sheriff’s office is treating this as a criminal investigation. (Good thing that this happened in a county with a really tough sheriff!)