Police: Man locked cousin in dog cage, threw hot wax on him

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William Bailey / photo from Berrien County, Mich., Sheriff’s office

William Bailey / photo from Berrien County, Mich., Sheriff’s office

(DES PLAINES) A Michigan man has been charged with putting his cousin into a dog cage and throwing hot wax on him in the victim’s northwest suburban apartment last month.

William Bailey, 27, was staying at his cousin’s apartment in unincorporated Des Plaines on Sept. 30 when he punched the 47-year-old man, confined him in a dog cage and threw hot wax on him, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office.

Bailey also burned his cousin with a cigarette lighter, a statement from the sheriff’s office said.

The victim was able to escape and get to the home of a neighbor, who called for help, the sheriff’s office said. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Bailey left the area in his cousin’s 1992 Toyota Camry, and was arrested Sunday in Berrien County, Mich., on a $500,000 warrant charging aggravated domestic battery, the sheriff’s office said. He was driving the stolen Camry when authorities located him.

Bailey, of Grand Rapids, Mich., remains in custody at the Berrien County Jail pending extradition to Illinois, according to the sheriff’s office.

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