Cops Say Couple Bound & Blindfolded Kids Before Leaving Them In Walmart Parking Lot

Can children be frustrating, and tough to keep an eye on sometimes? Yes, of course. But that doesn’t mean parents should blindfold and tie up their children to make sure they don’t go anywhere while they’re unattended. A couple from the Chicago area were arrested in Kansas for doing just that to two of their five kids, and leaving them in a Walmart parking lot.

CBS Chicago says one child, 7, was found inside an SUV, and her brother, 5, was sitting outside of the vehicle, both with blindfolds on and bound. Three other kids were unfettered in the car.

The family had apparently been living in the parking lot since Monday, after moving out of a rental home in Chicago and leaving many of their belongings behind. Their vehicle apparently broke down on the way to Arizona, where the parents were heading to find work.

Police showed up after calls about unusual activity in the parking lot, and arrested both the parents on the spot. The mother was inside the store at the time of the arrest, and the father had to be subdued with a stun gun after resisting arrest, say cops.

Both parents have been charged with two counts of child abuse and five counts of child endangerment.

Police: Northlake Parents Bound, Blindfolded 2 Kids In Kansas [CBS 2 Chicago]


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  1. The Cupcake Nazi says:

    Just shoot them both and do the entire world a favor.

    Yes, I would consider that a favor to their kids, too.

    • Geekybiker says:

      Well I guess it would be easier to take care of 3 rather than 5. Shooting them seems extreme. The ropes seemed to be working.

  2. Vox Republica says:

    David Lynch’s Hide and Go Seek, in theaters this November.

  3. dolemite says:

    “You know, taking care of 5 kids seems rather burdensome. I think we should have planned better.”

    • lovemypets00 - You'll need to forgive me, my social filter has cracked. says:

      When I see stories about asshats like this, it really pisses me off.

      And then we have my friend’s daughter, 31 years old. She and her husband desperately want children, but can’t conceive. People like the idiots in the article, though…they can just bang out one kid right after the other. Life just isn’t fair at all.

      • HogwartsProfessor says:

        Tell me about it. I’ve wanted a family for a long time. I can’t seem to find a way to do it. No marriage, no chance, and now it’s almost too late. I’m being wasted while these fucknuts can do whatever they please.

  4. Cor Aquilonis says:

    That’s weird, the article says “Kansas” and not “Baltimore.”

  5. CrazyEyed says:

    There is not one single story that would suprise me, so long as it happens on Walmart property.

  6. who? says:

    I suppose living in a car in the Walmart parking lot with 5 kids could make anyone a little testy.

  7. TakingItSeriously is a Technopile says:

    . . . .

  8. longfeltwant says:

    Winners, on the way to the winningest state.

  9. Nobby says:

    You wouldn’t be reading about this if these Chicagoans had done this in Chicago.

    • Nobby says:

      Wait, they’re not Chicagoans! They’re Northlakers…or whatever they call people from Northlake.

  10. gman863 says:

    How gouache. Everyone knows upscale parents blindfold their kids and leave them in the parking lot of either Nordstrom or Target.

  11. Torgonius wants an edit button says:

    I can mentally picture the whol apprehension of the father now….

    Cop: Sir, did you leave kids out in the parking lot blindfolded and tied up?
    Man: Um, those aren’t my…… I mean what kids?

    Cop zaps him with taser, mulls a kick or two to the gonads and a few whacks of the baton.

    Cop: Sir, you shouldn’t have resisted like that.

    In this case, I could turn a bit of a blind eye to a little police brutality on that scumbag.

  12. crispyduck13 says:

    Best thing that ever happened to those kids.

    That 5 year old is really lucky the people that noticed him called the police instead of just picking him up and walking away with him to “give him candy.”

  13. some.nerd says:

    Don’t tase me, bro!

  14. smo0 says:

    Just curious, if you weren’t trying to get caught – why make it obvious with the blindfolded kid OUTSIDE of the vehicle “chained” to the car?!

  15. The Twilight Clone says:

    From the article:

    “He said the children were sent to Christian Bible school every Saturday.”

    NO SHIT.

  16. Nyxalinth says:

    Why do the people least equipped mentally and emotionally to have children insist on having them anyway?

    Not a rhetorical question, btw.

  17. Warren - aka The Piddler on the Roof says:

    Back in the 70s this was often referred to as ‘tough love’.

    • Clyde Barrow says:

      But that was before the hippies got it the workforce and began emasculating the population to a grinding halt.

  18. Ayla says:

    Eeee gads! What the heck is wrong with people?

  19. oldwiz65 says:

    I’m only surprised they didn’t put bar codes and price tags on the kids and try to get Walmart to sell them into slavery. Walmart probably refused on the grounds they might not sell quickly and would cost money to keep in the store until sold.

  20. SoCalGNX says:

    AZ has a fairly high unemployment rate. Not a good idea to look for work there.

  21. Cactus Wren says:

    I think I speak for all my fellow Arizonans when I say WE DON’T WANT YOU.

  22. 4Real says:

    Why are these people reproducing?????