Grandson of Notorious Nazi Ernst Kaltenbrunner Implicated in Child Confinement Case
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In a shocking discovery, six children were found locked in the basement of a home in Obric, Austria. The father, Tom Landon, a 54-year-old man, has been arrested in connection with the incident.
Grandson of Notorious Nazi War Criminal
Tom Landon is the grandson of Ernst Kaltenbrunner, a notorious Nazi war criminal.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Landon says, "Yes, it's true my grandfather was a Nazi war criminal and he was a terrible man who was punished for what he did. My own father was four when my grandfather was executed and I was born in 1968 so I know very little about him other than what is in history books.
I am not responsible for his actions and the shame of the background made me change my name from Kaltenbrunner to Landon in 1995 when I was trying to become an actor." Despite having changed his name from Kaltenbrunner to Landon in 1995, he is still faced with accusations of being a Holocaust denier due to his grandfather's actions.
Discovery of Children and Weapons
The police were called to the Landon residence after neighbors reported hearing cries from the basement. Upon their arrival, they encountered Landon who physically attacked them with pepper spray.
A search of the property revealed a woman and six children, all under the age of seven, locked in the basement. In addition to the children, several weapons were found, including a pistol, a crossbow, and an air weapon.
Investigation into Landon's Actions
While there is no suggestion that any of the children were sexually abused, the investigation has recalled the infamous case of Josef Fritzl, who kept his daughter locked in a cellar for 24 years.
Landon defends his actions, saying, "I admit I used pepper spray but it barely touched the people who came here, and I was simply defending myself because these people failed to identify themselves." He also claims that the police were unnecessarily aggressive in their response, stating, "They used a special team of policemen to search my house because they thought I had booby traps and explosives here – they were dressed like Robocop with body armor and it was all so unnecessary." The investigation into the incident is ongoing, and the welfare of the children is being taken care of by Social Services.