By now, you've probably heard about Chance and Leann Kracke -- the Chandler couple whose 7-month-old son is believed to have been placed in a freezer while his father made a snack. That aside, it turns out the couple's other kid, a 19-month-old, somehow ingested a screw, too.
If you're not familiar with the meth-tastic tale, click here.
After hearing about the condition of the Kracke's apartment, we actually gave Chance Kracke a little credit for -- in his admittedly methed-up state -- having the wherewithal to not place the baby on the disgusting floor while he prepared his meal.
Turns out we can't even credit him with that. According to court documents obtained by New Times, Kracke, after hearing the baby crying in the closed freezer, took him out and placed him on the disgusting floor.
Those same court documents paint a picture of what, exactly, was so disgusting about Kracke's floor -- and his apartment in general.
We've analyzed the documents and determined the five meth-iest things about Kracke's apartment.
Check it out after the jump.
5) "Hundreds" of cockroaches:
Nothing gives the impression of genuine, meth-related filth than cockroaches. According to the court docs, there were cockroaches "in the hundreds" in the Kracke's apartment -- most of which were located in the kitchen, where Kracke put the baby on the floor.
4) A rusty razor blade:
Nothing screams drug use like the presence of a razor blade on a coffee table in a disgusting apartment occupied by admitted meth addicts -- and the rustier the better. It's just an indication as to the level of commitment the user of the razor has to his or her drug of choice -- the thinking being: Why buy new razor blades to chop up meth when you could spend that money on more meth? The rusty razor blade found in the Kracke's home was on an end table in reach of both children.
3) Urine and feces. Everywhere.
In the depths of a meth binge, why bother hitting up a toilet when there's a perfectly good floor right at your disposal? Police found both urine and feces on the floor in the
Kracke's house. They haven't determined whether it was from a human or whether it was from the couple's dog, which raises the question: When it's apparent you can barely take care of yourself, why bring an animal into the situation?
2) A broken, glass entertainment center that shattered when homeowner kicked his dog into it.
Broken glass is a must in the home of any true meth-head, and it was in abundance at the home of the Krackes. Most notably, a glass entertainment center that was broken when Chance Kracke admittedly kicked his dog into it. The broken glass was within reach of both of the Kracke's children, court docs claim.
1) Meth, obviously.
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You can't have a filthy, depraved meth den without the obvious: meth. Cops found two glass pipes, on which there was meth residue. The pipes, shockingly, were not within reach of the pair's two children; rather, they were safely stored on the top shelf in the closet of the Krackes' master bedroom.
*Some of the more disgusting trinkets found in the couple's home, which didn't make the list because it's more just trashy than it is meth-y, is a collection of several open bottles of chewing tobacco spit that littered the apartment. The bottles, Leann Kracke admitted to police, were hers -- not her husbands -- and were also in reach of the kids.
There you have it, a quick rundown of some of the meth-ier things found in the Kracke's apartment, which police concluded overall was "filthy with trash, dismantled electronics, sharp objects, and alcohol within reach of the children."