Ohio woman who allegedly held ex-boyfriend captive in a dog cage and tortured him says she is innocent
WARREN COUNTY, OHIO: A woman has claimed innocence after becoming one of three people facing charges in Warren County for allegedly torturing a man and forcing him into a dog cage.
Patrick Coleman told authorities in October he had been held hostage and tortured at his ex-girlfriend Lindsey Parker's home in Clearcreek Township after she called him and said she was being assaulted and desperately needed help, The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
In a bid to rescue Parker, Coleman rushed to her home. However, he alleged it was an ambush and he was kept inside the residence against his will, where he claimed to be cut, burned and bruised until he somehow managed to escape.
Once free from captivity, Coleman claimed he ran to a nearby fire department, stole an ambulance, and drove himself to the hospital.
Originally, 38-year-old Christopher Edwards, also known as "Mongo", was charged in the case. Meanwhile, Lindsey Parker, 22, and her father Bryan Parker, 46, were indicted on charges of kidnapping and felonious assault.
But Lindsey says she had no part in the alleged abuse and torture.
Lindsey told a Fox 19 reporter in October this year that most of what Coleman had told authorities was a lie.
According to her, Coleman had actually turned up at her house in a bid to rekindle a relationship. When she rejected his pleas, he waited for his ride to pick him up. It was then that Lindsey's father, she says, held Coleman captive and made her watch as he harmed him.
"Nobody forced my ex-boyfriend inside the home," she told the said reporter. "My dad strapped him in a chair."
However, when prodded for further details about what her father actually did to Coleman, she refused to comment.
Before Lindsey's father was charged, she told the reporter in early November that she hoped her father would be charged with a crime for what he did to Coleman.
What's more? Lindsey claimed she was the one who helped Coleman escape when she had the chance. “Christopher Edwards and myself are witnesses, so Chris should not be behind bars," she added.
Inside the home, investigators found a choker chain, a hook tool, pliers, electrical cords, and a lawn chair, per court records.