On April 20th, 2012, 24-year-old Danny Chong was spending some time at his friend’s house when the Drug Enforcement Administration, DEA, raided the place. The raiding team found a large collection of Ecstasy pills but nothing to pin on Danny.
He was, however, taken in to custody and put in a cell. He should have been booked, charged and taken through the routine procedure but nothing of the sort happened. No one did anything. He was apparently forgotten and left without food or water not for hours but days. Five days to be exact. Recalling his horrific experience on NBC, he said he was forced to drink his own urine when he could no longer take the thirst and almost went mad.
He was forced to spend 5 days hungry and thirsty in a 5-foot-by-10-foot windowless cell that did not even have a bathroom. The door and walls were so thick that the officers on the outside apparently did not hear his screams and shouts for help.
In desperation he drank his on urine to survive and broke his glasses and tried to eat them. When the officers finally opened the cell, they found him delirious with the words, "Sorry Mom” carved with his broken glasses on his arm.
Chong and his family are considering suing the DEA whereas the DEA claims the incident though unfortunate, was accidental and has since then apologized.