While cops were searching Michael Mendez's apartment for drugs, they came upon a padlocked bedroom. Inside, they found Michael's girlfriend with a bucket used as a toilet. Police believe she was locked inside the room for between two to 10 years.

But, 44-year-old Nancy Rodriguez Duran says her boyfriend is "a good man" who has never abused her, and she asked to be locked inside the room "for that day" because Michael was going out and she was worried about maintenance workers coming into their apartment and seeing her in a nightgown. CRAZY!

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