Home NEWS Parents Locked Adopted Son in Basement and Forced Him to Eat Carrots... Parents Locked Adopted Son in Basement and Forced Him to Eat Carrots Until Skin Turned Orange Aug 13, 2019 By Laura Kelley Discipline. Clarissa Tobiasson said that she was disciplining her son. She was unaware it was illegal to lock him in the basement for twelve hours a day. Nothing else. If the little boy did not finish his carrots, they would be saved for the next meal. He was given nothing else to eat or drink until he finished the carrots. Felony child abuse. The Tobiassons have both been charged with felony child abuse. Their next court date is in mid-September. The children. The little boy is being looked after by his grandmother. The other children are in the custody of the Department of Children and Family Services. The basement. The basement measured only 10 x 10'. It was completely dark and infested with rodents and spiders. Bond. The Tobiassons are out on bond. They are expected back in court on September 14.