We've heard of sending kids to their room. But this is ridiculous.
John Eckhart and Alayna Higdon, a boyfriend/girlfriend couple from Vancouver, Wash., have been arrested and charged with child abuse after police say they found their kids locked in a room that had been converted into a cage.
Vancouver police said two boys, ages 5 and 7, were forced to live in dingy conditions with little nutritious food. According to police spokeswoman Kim Kapp, Eckhart is the father of the two boys, who were wearing just diapers when police arrived and were in a bedroom whose door had been replaced with a cage-like door.
Two other infants were supposedly found in the home, but weren't locked up.
Some of the children apparently are Higdon's, and some are Eckhart's, her live-in boyfriend.
Judging by Eckhart's Facebook picture (above right, bottom), he's not a pleasant individual.