Children found in home with 422 Tribbles


TENNESSEE (KP) – Two North Knoxville children are in protective custody after authorities found 422 tribbles living in their home.

Police said the children – an 8-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl – were found completely buried in the fluffy little tribbles. The tribbles were living mainly inside the children’s room and the kitchen pantry.

The children’s parents have been arrested on various charges, including child endangerment and breeding tribbles for the purpose of human consumption.

Animal control officials will keep the tribbles in the City County Building parking garage until any legal cases are settled. Unless the tribbles are eventually returned to the owner or a credited rescue group comes to their aid, they will be euthanized.