A messy house won’t get you arrested, but when kids, pets and the elderly are trapped in the mess, cops have to intervene. A collection of the most gag-inducing homes from around the country.
A Tulsa man is in custody after police say they found a naked 18-month-old girl locked in a feces-covered dog cage in his home. William Todd Lewallen, 47, is charged with felony child neglect. A neighbor called police after allegedly finding a naked 4-year-old locked out of the house in 40-degree weather.
Michael Brooks, 37, of Michigan is facing a charge of second-degree abuse of a vulnerable adult for allegedly letting his injured, 400-pound wife die surrounded by maggots and waste. Yolanda Reese-Brooks, 40, had been bedridden after suffering a crushed pelvis and ruptured bladder as a result of a 2011 auto accident. Since the collision, her husband served as her primary caretaker, but, police say, had neglected Reese-Brooks for eight or nine days prior to her death.