Nebraska boys duct-taped to chairs, forced to watch ‘Mommie Dearest’

Nebraska boys duct-taped to chairs, forced to watch ‘Mommie Dearest’
Faye Dunaway, crushing it as Joan Crawford in 'Mommie Dearest.'

[Ed. – I’m not sure which is worse.]

Mary Lucas, 28, was charged this week with a pair of felonies stemming from the bizarre disciplining of her sons, age five and six, in late-August.

In an arrest affidavit, police allege that Lucas (seen at right) was aware that her boyfriend Glenn Oliver, 29, was “duct taping the children as a form of punishment.”

During questioning, Lucas admitted that she made her two boys watch “Mommie Dearest” after the children said that she was “the meanest mommy.” Lucas, who described the film as “Hollywood’s perfect representation of a mean mother,” said that her own mother “made her watch the movie when she was 4 years old.” …

When confronted by cops, Oliver said he had been watching the children while Lucas was at work, and claimed that he was “playing with the boys and he duct taped them to the chairs.” He later admitted to taping the children “because he was tired and frustrated” because they were restless and not paying attention to “Mommie Dearest.” So, investigators noted, he bound them “so they could not move and would have to watch the movie.”

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