Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Census Worker Mistaken For Troll, Locked in Closet


Akron Beacon Journal [OH]
20 April 2010

Story of 'troll' held captive in Bath Township closet is a hoax

By Gina Mace
Special to the Beacon Journal

A little person working on the 2010 census who was held in a closet by a developmentally disabled man was released unharmed.

The man called his mother, who was shopping at a nearby grocery store, to tell her he had captured a troll and locked him in a closet. The man said he was feeding his captive M&Ms by pushing them under the door. [...]

The tipster who called the Beacon Journal newsroom Monday said the incident happened in Bath Township last week. [...]