SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - A man who allegedly padlocked a 30-foot (10-meter) dog chain around his wife's neck and kept her in a cage after she threatened to leave him is in a cage of his own -- a prison cell.
San Antonio police arrested 41-year-old Jerry Wayne Thomason on Thursday after a neighbour spotted his 45-year-old wife Patricia wearing the chain around her neck after the couple dropped off their two children at school, police said on Friday.
When police found her, the chained woman was standing in her driveway while her husband slept in the passenger seat of his car, holding onto the chain.
Neighbours said the bizarre situation began when Patricia Thomason told her husband she wanted to leave him.
"He also had her in a cage, chained up in a cage, because he didn't want her to leave," neighbour Yolanda Esquivel said.
Firefighters had to use bolt cutters to remove the chain from her neck and police said she was released from a hospital after treatment for minor cuts and bruises.
Thomason was jailed in lieu of $35,000 (22,400 pounds) bond on charges of felony aggravated assault with bodily injury and unlawful restraint.
Police said the couple had been married for 15 years
My guess is he has a fear of being alone. Maybe he should buy a "dog" to keep him company. What a freak!