It is really heartbreaking to see innocent children being abused and neglected by their parents. This is how Matt Knight felt after discovering a helpless child tied to a fence with a bungee cord around the neck.
Matt was mowing the lawn at his home when he heard a child screaming. He then went to investigate across the street only to find the horrifying scene.
The young tot was strapped in a chicken wire fence using a bungee cord at his neighbor’s property.
He then took a picture of the disturbing scene as evidence before calling the police.
Matt said in his interview with KHQ:
“I walked over there and the kid, like the photo you saw, was strapped or caught up in some of the bungee strap to the fence. I just wanted some photo evidence versus a bunch of hearsay. That strap or bungee cord was pretty much at neck level – she was up on her feet, but she was kind of struggling around her neck.”
A woman claiming to be the child’s mother called KHQ to give her side of the story. She said the child was just tangled up in the cords. However, she has no explanation why the kid was out of the house alone and refused to go on camera.
In the previous month, police have already responded to the home three times. The first two times, children were found unattended in the street. The third time was this incident.