Yes, Virginia, crazy sh*t still happens.
This sounds like something out of a horror movie.
"Woman Kidnapped and Tortured by Family for a Week" (link #2)
A woman was kidnapped and tortured for about a week by a West Virginia family of six. They beat her, they cut and stabbed her repeatedly, sexually assaulted her, they choked her with a cord, and humiliated her the whole time. They used racial slurs, made her eat rat and dog feces, poured hot water on her, and made her drink out of the toilet.
The woman limped out, crying and pleading for help, to the police officer as one of the six was telling him that she was home alone.
And people say living in New York City is dangerous.