The La Habra Police Department and investigators from the Orange County Social Services Agency visited the home of “Octomom” Nadya Suleman on Tuesday after a complaint of general neglect, but found no evidence that the kids are in any danger.
Sgt. Daniel Barnes told City News Service that authorities received a report that her 14 children were living in squalor.
However investigators found that there was no need to take the children into protective custody. “The children’s welfare appeared to be fine,” Lt. Jeff Swaim told the Orange County Register.
According to TMZ.com, Suleman’s hairstylist told police the house was a mess and there was only one working toilet. The website also posted photos showing a chair jammed under the doorknob of the kids’ room in what the hairdresser allegedly described as an effort to prevent them from getting out.
But Suleman told ABC’s “Good Morning America” that it was a booby trap:
“I think maybe me and my kids were set up,” she said in the segment that aired Thursday. “We were set up.”
As for the chair against the door, “I didn’t want the kids to go in there at the time and one of my older kids jammed the chair up there so they wouldn’t keep opening and closing the door,” she explained.