Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Local News

Dang - I had to read about this at Ace of Spades. I'm sure it will be on the local news tonight:

Sheriff: Woman Sat on Toilet for 2 Years

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Deputies say a woman in western Kansas became stuck on her boyfriend's toilet after sitting on it for two years.

Ness County Sheriff Bryan Whipple said it appeared the 35-year-old Ness City woman's skin had grown around the seat. She initially refused emergency medical services but was finally convinced by responders and her boyfriend that she needed to be checked out at a hospital.

"We pried the toilet seat off with a pry bar and the seat went with her to the hospital," Whipple said. "The hospital removed it."

Whipple said investigators planned to present their report Wednesday to the county attorney, who will determine whether any charges should be filed against the woman's 36-year-old boyfriend.

"She was not glued. She was not tied. She was just physically stuck by her body," Whipple said. "It is hard to imagine. ... I still have a hard time imagining it myself."

He told investigators he brought his girlfriend food and water, and asked her every day to come out of the bathroom.

"And her reply would be, `Maybe tomorrow,'" Whipple said. "According to him, she did not want to leave the bathroom."

The boyfriend called police on Feb. 27 to report that "there was something wrong with his girlfriend," Whipple said, adding that he never explained why it took him two years to call.

More at the link....

Ness City is less than sixty miles from where I live - I've known a few people from there over the years. I assumed this woman was overly obese at first, but nothing in the article says she was. Generally, my state is known more for Fred Phelps than anything else - and you can believe I cringe when I hear about him or his brood in the news.

At any rate, this woman obviously has mental issues. What didn't help her was her enabling boyfriend. The eight or nine hundred pound behemoths we read about couldn't exist without someone helping them be that way, bringing food to them and hauling bodily waste and fluids away. This guy was spared that much, but it is still a team effort to successfully produce this level of self destruction. There are supposedly no secrets in a small town, but in this case, not so much.


threecollie said...

I almost choked when I read that...dang!

Sezme said...

She must have had a severe lack of fiber in her diet. Dang.