Blindfolded, Bound Kids Found at Kan. Walmart
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A man and woman from suburban Chicago face felony child abuse and child endangerment charges after police said two of their five children were found blindfolded with their arms and legs bound in a Kansas Walmart parking lot. (June 15)


[Notes:KCTV][Notes:Lawrence, Kansas]AT A WAL-MART PARKING LOT IN LAWRENCE, KANSAS ... POLICE FIND TWO CHILDREN BLINDFOLDED ... THEIR ARMS AND LEGS BOUND ... INSIDE THIS S-U-V.IT STARTED WITH A CONCERNED SHOPPER CALLING 9-11 ... AFTER SEEING A 5-YEAR-OLD BOY SITTING ON THE GROUND NEXT TO THE VEHICLE ... ARMS TIED BEHIND HIS BACK, A BLINDFOLD ON.[Notes:Sgt. Trent McKinley / Lawrence Police Department]SOT: We got there and of course, we did, in fact, see this ourselves and recognize that this was something that needed to be addressed immediately. We tried to contact the male that was with the child and the male resisted contact from the officer. There was a struggle between the adult male and the officers that initially responded.THERE WERE FIVE CHILDREN IN ALL ... TWO OF THEM RESTRAINED. THEY RANGED IN AGE FROM 5 TO 15.SOT: We brought them over to an ambulance we had come out to check their welfare. Three remained in the car for some time before they would come out and speak with officers.NOW, A MAN AND WOMAN FROM SUBURBAN CHICAGO ARE FACING FELONY ABUSE AND CHILD ENDANGERMENT CHARGES ... IT IS NOT CLEAR WHY SOME OF THE CHILDREN WERE BOUND AND BLINDFOLDED. ALL FIVE CHILDREN ARE NOW IN PROTECTIVE CUSTODY.LEE POWELL, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS(****END****) ANCHOR VOICE: -------------------------VIDEO PRODUCER: ---------------------------VIDEO SOURCE: KCTV-----------------------VIDEO APPROVAL: ----------------------------VIDEO RESTRICTIONS: ----------------------------------MARKET EMBARGO (S): --------------------------------SCRIPT/WIRE SOURCE: US-Wal Mart Lot Children Bound