A couple has been charged with chaining the woman's 16-year-old grandson to his bed in their New York home, authorities said.
State police said troopers responding to a report of an uncontrollable teenager learned that Shirley Sherwood and George Colton allegedly used a 15-foot-long dog chain and three padlocks to restrain Sherwood's grandson at night and at other times in his bedroom at their home in the rural town of Middlebury, midway between Rochester and Buffalo.
Police charged both on Monday with unlawful imprisonment and endangering the welfare of a child.
Sherwood, 50, and Colton, 56, were released from the Wyoming County Jail after posting bail. The town court where they were arraigned didn't have lawyer information for them.
Troopers said it isn't clear if Colton is also related to the teen.