A 19-year-old woman’s parents used duct tape to muzzle her and bind her hands and feet for a trip to a therapist — for the daughter — police said Monday.
Cops encountered the family on the Lower East Side and arrested the parents, according to authorities.
Menachem Cohen, 40, and Rachel Cohen, 38, told officers their daughter was emotionally disturbed and they used duct tape to cover her mouth and restrain her so that she wouldn’t escape from them, police said.
A passerby called police just before 5:30 p.m. Sunday when they saw the young woman in the back of a green Prius on Forsyth St.
The mother, the witness told police, was hitting the daughter.
The parents, who live in Monticello, told police they were on their way to see a family friend who is also a therapist.
The daughter, who lives with the parents, was treated at Bellevue Hospital for redness on her hands and neck and then admitted to the psychiatric ward.
The parents were charged with unlawful imprisonment, reckless endangerment, assault and menacing. Their arraignment was pending in Manhattan Criminal Court.