Authorities are accusing a man of locking up his sickly 86-year-old grandmother on New Year's Day so he could go outside and light off fireworks. According to a criminal complaint, the 21-year-old locked his grandmother in her room about 15 minutes before midnight. The woman is on oxygen and has to take medication regularly for a congenital heart disease, but both the machine and medicine were located in the kitchen.
The woman had to call police from a life alert system inside her bedroom because Leder allegedly wouldn't let her out.
The man was charged with false imprisonment.
Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com