Thursday, March 13, 2008

two years on a toilet

Over the years, I have read a lot of weird news stories, but this one has to be among the weirdest. All the stories on this blog can be verified, but I want to state up-front that this story has been carried by the AP and news.com.au.

In Ness City, Kansas, police responded to a call from a young man who said that there was "something wrong with his girlfriend."

When police responded, they found a 35-year old woman sitting on a toilet. Not strange you say?

The woman had been sitting on the toilet for two years. That is, two years without getting off. In fact, she had been sitting on the toilet for so long that her skin had actually grown around the seat.

The police could not separate her from the seat with a pry bar, so the seat went to the hospital with her where it was surgically removed.

The police learned that the boyfriend brought food and water to her every day and tried to coax her to come out of the bathroom. Her reply would always be "maybe tomorrow."

The police found the woman mostly clothed. Her legs showed signs of atrophy. They also reported that she seemed "somewhat disoriented."

She was taken to a hospital in Wichita where she has been uncooperative in her own treatment.

No word as to why she acted this way or why her boyfriend waited two years to report it.

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jpMo5pdCnadyrY2ypTwfBfsPFxQwD8VC22HO0
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,23367233-2,00.html


The AP article says that authorities are "not sure" if the woman is mentally or physically disabled. Is this something that is in doubt???

2 comments:

John Austin TX personal trainer said...

They are thinking of charging the boyfriend. They should charge the girl with trespassing.

The boyfriend is an enabler. All he had to do was to stop feeding her. She would eventually get up. He is about as bizarre as she is. They were made for each other. They ought to make a movie. Two Years on a Toilet - great title for the movie. It would be a love story, and it would involve only one set.

friendinME said...

It would be a cheap movie, but supremely boring. :)

Dialog Scene 1:
"Honey, you getting off the toilet today?"

"Maybe tomorrow."

Dialog Scene 2: same as day 1

repeat as necessary