Landlord Finds Mentally Disabled People Locked in Basement; 3 Arrested

Sarah Hoye, CNN, October 17, 2011

At first, a Philadelphia landlord said, he thought one of his tenants was attempting to conceal a dog after finding a dog dish in the basement of his apartment building.

But on a return trip to the basement Saturday, Turgut Gozleveli found something much more sinister: four mentally disabled people held captive, including one man chained to a radiator.

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Three people have been arrested and accused of holding the people captive and stealing their Social Security checks.

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The alleged victims include a 29-year-old woman and three men, ages 31, 35 and 41, said Philadelphia police Lt. Ray Evers.

All seven–the three suspects and four alleged victims–had been traveling together, he said, but did not know for how long. Weston is believed to have been in McLean, Texas, with some or all of the alleged victims. They then traveled to Florida and Philadelphia, Evers said.

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The four were in a room roughly 10 feet by 15 feet, Gozleveli said, and looked malnourished and disheveled. They had a metal bucket and a jug of what appeared to be orange juice, but no food. They also had pillows and blankets, but didn’t know where they were or where they had come from, he said.

Authorities believe the four were trapped in the tiny room for up to a week. Evers said they suffered from bed sores and “injuries that are very, very hard to describe.”

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  • Peejay in Frisco

    They are just like the black couple that adopted a lot of children, kept them out of school,and starved them so much that one of them was 19 years old but weighed only 45 pounds. You may remember that case.They did it just to collect checks.

  • Anonymous

    What kind of lowlife toad, tortures the mentally handicapped? Could it be the same burdensome race of parasites that traffics in bush meat and albino body parts?

  • Tim in Indiana

    When someone told me about this story from the newspaper today, I wondered whether race might have played a role, considering the city in which it took place, but of course the story chose to conceal this information, just as the one above does. Of course, if the races had been reversed, it would have been featured very prominently in the story. The liberals’ screams of “Race is not relevant to the story!!” never hold true in the relatively rare instances of white on black crimes.

  • Anonymous

    The local news didn’t show the suspects. I wonder why.

  • Tim Mc Hugh

    One day after my Kleenex and Rolaids run to the nursing home my Dad said he wanted to talk to me. He went on to tell me he was “The richest man in the complex…”. The greed light in my eyes must have shone thru a Corvette on my retina, cause he then cuffed me on the side of the head. “It` not about money! It`s because my boy makes a deposit twice a day in the only currency of value here. Kid visits….”

    He then went on to say that while other Seniors were bragging about a physician son in Des Moines, his was here watching Wheel of Fortune. Thought I`d pass that bit of wisdom along to anyone facing the situation. You might not be lucky enough to live in the same town as an elderly parent but 15 minutes a day beats a whole weekend at Christmas….And it keeps this stuff at bay as a bonus…

  • Anonymous

    This gives a whole new meaning to ” I am my brothers keeper.”

  • Anonymous

    Par for the course. I can’t count the times I have read where blacks do this type of thing to steal social security checks. They closed such a black run home here a year ago. The black “caregiver” raped for over a year or more, a severely mentally challenged teenage girl (White of course)

    Wonder if the disabled were White in this story?

    Never trust ANY black to care for anyone. Children, the disabled, the mentally/physically challenged, the elderly, pets or anyone else that is at their mercy and too weak to fight them off and RUN!

  • Chicagoan

    The story I heard in the regular media left the race angle out and I just assumed it was another bizarre story. Now I see the omission was deliberate and just part of their pattern. The story will go down the memory hole.

  • Enough

    So let me get this right, when blacks have the power they have absolutely no problem with slavery. We have seen that most of the reported incidents of modern day slavery are perpetrated by blacks or other non-whites. The “stays with” slave kids in Haiti. Plain old fashioned slaves in the Sudan. Sex slaves all over the planet. Wake up people and start really studying the history of the world. The white race has led the world in improving the lot of mankind.

  • Anonymous

    The white race has led the world in improving the lot of mankind.

    ——————

    Yes, poster, and now after improving the lot of “mankind”, they have left their own in a world of misery and destruction.

  • Wacht am Rhein

    Here in White NW Philly, I play a little game with my roommates/friends, all of whom, sadly, are very liberal. Flip on the local news, see a crime story, predict the race of the perps. I’ve NEVER been wrong, and it ticks the buds off to no end. Surely most regulars here have developed similar “blackdar” capabilities.

    Callous savagery, brutal, predatory indifference, and scamming for government gibs… Even in (still) White NE Philly- Yup, It’s gotta be blacks!

  • bill

    Yes, but what race were the victims?

  • Anonymous

    2 — Enough wrote at 8:57 PM on October 17:

    “So let me get this right, when blacks have the power they have absolutely no problem with slavery. We have seen that most of the reported incidents of modern day slavery are perpetrated by blacks or other non-whites. The “stays with” slave kids in Haiti. Plain old fashioned slaves in the Sudan. Sex slaves all over the planet. Wake up people and start really studying the history of the world. The white race has led the world in improving the lot of mankind.”

    You’re actually preaching to the choir. You ought to be posting this on the CNN board.

  • Anonymous

    Has there ever been a crueler race of people than blacks?

  • Hirsch

    Horrific. These perpetrators need to pray that there is no afterlife. Otherwise, they are being penciled in right now for some serious karmic torment.

  • The Last White Man Standing

    The local Philly rag says it’s much worse. The count may actually be up to 50 people that were victimized by these slugs.

    http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20111018_Woman_who_held_four_in_Philadelphia_cellar_may_have_victimized_dozens__police_say.html?cmpid=125219969

  • Philly Gal

    Oh, dear Jesus! As if Philly needs ONE MORE SCANDAL to prove it’s the modern day Black hole of Calcutta.

    Even Zimbabwe is starting to look good.

  • The Bobster
  • Freyr

    One is reminded of a certain scene in the movie “The Road”. It certainly answers the question what they will do when the checks stop coming.

  • Up to my neck in CA.

    For Anon # 7

    http://www.wpbf.com/news/29516985/detail.html?source=wpb

    Truer words were never spoken.

  • Auntie Em

    Tim Mc Hugh makes a good point. I’ve volunteered in care centers over the years and have observed that even under the best circumstances of care the residents who have frequent visitors are better treated by staff. Never know when someone is going to drop in. . .

    I have also observed and heard reports of some staff asking mentally impaired people for their watches, etc. One place I visited regularly I reported to the charge nurse of an incident I knew of and was told that it was just playful teasing.

    Since she and the perp shared a culture I took it one step higher up the chain of command. The next day the man was no longer employed and no person of color who worked there ever spoke to me again. Made me wonder how much “playful teasing” I had actually interferred with.

  • jewamongyou

    The victims are black – but this doesn’t make the crime more palatable. Retarded people are just as vulnerable regardless of their race.

    http://www.jewamongyou.wordpress.com

  • jdavis

    I remember back in the late eighties when I asked certain minority members where they were employed the answer was “I be working for the state.” What dept do you work in? “I be raising my children for the state.” These evil idiots in Philly probably believe they have a right to work for the government in some way and the department chosen is justified.

    We need to be nuked…that is the only thing that will end this ignorance.

  • Bardon

    I wouldn’t label this as “Black” monstrosity. This type of behavior one encounters in any race- White, Asian,..take a pick.

    Characteristically Black crime is this thuggery, ghetto violence, racist flash mobs, teenage virulent aggressiveness, …

  • Anonymous

    Smithfield man charged with raping mentally handicapped girl:

    http://www.wral.com/news/news_briefs/story/10259996/

  • Anonymous

    This is a verrrrry said case and it sicken me to think that people are still playing the race card. Stupid comments, its not a black or white crime. Its a disgraceful crime towards people who cannot defend themselves!! At the end of the day we all bleed RED!!!

  • Anonymous

    Disabled teen raped at Occupy Cleveland rally:

    http://goo.gl/oBH9c

  • The Bobster

    At the end of the day we all bleed RED!!!

    _________

    Ah, the typical boilerplate libtard mantra. A cow bleeds red, too. Does that make it human?

    What’s next, we’re all the same race, the human race?