The Naked Scientists

The Naked Scientists Forum

Author Topic: And YOU think you've got problems.  (Read 7265 times)

Offline JimBob

  • Global Moderator
  • Neilep Level Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6564
  • Thanked: 7 times
  • Moderator
    • View Profile
And YOU think you've got problems.
« on: 15/03/2008 19:35:05 »
Sheriff: Kansas woman sat on boyfriend's toilet for 2 years; didn't want to leave bathroom

AP
Wednesday, March 12, 2008

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Authorities are considering charges in the bizarre case of a woman who sat on her boyfriend's toilet for two years so long that her body was stuck to the seat by the time the boyfriend finally called police.

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.

Police found the clothed woman sitting on the toilet, her sweat pants down to her mid-thigh. She was "somewhat disoriented," and her legs looked like they had atrophied, Whipple said.

"She said that she didn't need any help, that she was OK and did not want to leave," he said.

She was reported in fair condition at a hospital in Wichita, about 150 miles southeast of Ness City. Whipple said she has refused to cooperate with medical providers or law enforcement investigators.

"She said that she didn't need any help, that she was OK and did not want to leave," he said.

She was reported in fair condition at a hospital in Wichita, about 150 miles southeast of Ness City. Whipple said she has refused to cooperate with medical providers or law enforcement investigators.

Authorities said they did not know if she was mentally or physically disabled.

Police have declined to release the couple's names, but the house where authorities say the incident happened is listed in public records as the residence of Kory McFarren. No one answered his home phone number.

The case has been the buzz Ness City, said James Ellis, a neighbor.

"I don't think anybody can make any sense out of it," he said.

Ellis said he had known the woman since she was a child but that he had not seen her for at least six years.

He said she had a tough childhood after her mother died at a young age and apparently was usually kept inside the house as she grew up. At one time the woman worked for a long-term care facility, he said, but he did not know what kind of work she did there.

"It really doesn't surprise me," Ellis said of the bathroom incident. "What surprises me is somebody wasn't called in a bit earlier."

Gosh, I'm just fine.


 

Offline DoctorBeaver

  • Naked Science Forum GOD!
  • *******
  • Posts: 12656
  • Thanked: 3 times
  • A stitch in time would have confused Einstein.
    • View Profile
And YOU think you've got problems.
« Reply #1 on: 15/03/2008 20:40:16 »
I'm lost for words   :-X
 

Offline Simulated

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 7188
  • Thanked: 1 times
  • Simulated..What more do you needa know :P
    • View Profile
    • Facebook
And YOU think you've got problems.
« Reply #2 on: 16/03/2008 00:12:12 »
Wow.
 

Offline Make it Lady

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 4050
  • Hands-on fun for everyone!
    • View Profile
And YOU think you've got problems.
« Reply #3 on: 16/03/2008 00:22:34 »
Perhaps she was fed up of her boyfriend leaving the toilet seat up. She was making sure it remained down.

She once went into the police station and sat in their toilet for months. She wouldn't tell the cops what her name was and they had nothing to go on! Bum, bum!
 

Offline JimBob

  • Global Moderator
  • Neilep Level Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6564
  • Thanked: 7 times
  • Moderator
    • View Profile
And YOU think you've got problems.
« Reply #4 on: 16/03/2008 03:45:20 »
I think women's lib has progressed to the point that it is destroying our society.

(who let here in, anyway?)
 

Offline Make it Lady

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 4050
  • Hands-on fun for everyone!
    • View Profile
And YOU think you've got problems.
« Reply #5 on: 16/03/2008 20:34:59 »
I think women's lib has progressed to the point that it is destroying our society.

(who let here in, anyway?)
JimBob, I'm staying here until you say sorry......see this is how it could have started for this poor woman, a man refusing to say sorry.
 

Offline JimBob

  • Global Moderator
  • Neilep Level Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6564
  • Thanked: 7 times
  • Moderator
    • View Profile
And YOU think you've got problems.
« Reply #6 on: 16/03/2008 22:33:27 »
... see this is how it could have started for this poor woman, a man refusing to say sorry.

What????????

Inscrutable - totally inscrutable. Sort of like trying to understand the language of an orangutan.
 

Offline DoctorBeaver

  • Naked Science Forum GOD!
  • *******
  • Posts: 12656
  • Thanked: 3 times
  • A stitch in time would have confused Einstein.
    • View Profile
And YOU think you've got problems.
« Reply #7 on: 17/03/2008 08:00:46 »
I think women's lib has progressed to the point that it is destroying our society.

(who let here in, anyway?)
JimBob, I'm staying here until you say sorry......see this is how it could have started for this poor woman, a man refusing to say sorry.

Nah. Here's what really happened.

Woman went to toilet. Oops, no toilet paper. Shouts to man to bring some. Man is watching football and drinking beer. Shouts back to woman "Only if you apologise for forgetting to put my beers in the fridge". "No chance" the woman shouts back. "Well you can faffing stay there until you do" the man yells at her.

So the cause was the woman's intransigence, NOT the man's!

QED
 

Offline Make it Lady

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 4050
  • Hands-on fun for everyone!
    • View Profile
And YOU think you've got problems.
« Reply #8 on: 17/03/2008 11:10:17 »
I wonder what he fed his girlfriend on whilst she was stuck in the lavatory? Ring buns MAYBE!
 

Offline Bored chemist

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 8665
  • Thanked: 42 times
    • View Profile
And YOU think you've got problems.
« Reply #9 on: 17/03/2008 20:45:28 »
Is this really much odder than the stories of grossly overweight people who end up stuck in bed for years with their "loved ones" bringing them food?
 

Offline neilep

  • Withdrawnmist
  • Naked Science Forum GOD!
  • *******
  • Posts: 20602
  • Thanked: 8 times
    • View Profile
And YOU think you've got problems.
« Reply #10 on: 17/03/2008 21:29:58 »
I heard about this on radio 5 Live...Dotun Adebayo  interviewed the sheriff of the town where they ' rescued ' her.

It seems she just went in the bathroom two years ago and did not come out....she apparrantly had been shitting..sorry sitting on the loo just the last few weeks !!

I think her boyfriend is gonna be prosecuted for not telling anyone about it !!

Makes me wonder where the boyfriend did his duty the last two years !!
 

Offline Karen W.

  • Moderator
  • Naked Science Forum GOD!
  • *****
  • Posts: 31653
  • Thanked: 5 times
  • "come fly with me"
    • View Profile
And YOU think you've got problems.
« Reply #11 on: 17/03/2008 22:21:52 »
Thats a crazy story!!
 

Offline Carolyn

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 3761
    • View Profile
And YOU think you've got problems.
« Reply #12 on: 17/03/2008 23:37:19 »
I heard about this on radio 5 Live...Dotun Adebayo  interviewed the sheriff of the town where they ' rescued ' her.

It seems she just went in the bathroom two years ago and did not come out....she apparrantly had been shitting..sorry sitting on the loo just the last few weeks !!

I think her boyfriend is gonna be prosecuted for not telling anyone about it !!

Makes me wonder where the boyfriend did his duty the last two years !!

The article I read in Yahoo News said the home had a second bathroom.  The sheriff opined that  both her and the boyfriend had a diminished mental capacity.   No Kidding!

Physicians also said that an infection in her legs has damaged the nerves and may leave her in a wheelchair.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080314/ap_on_...D0CnpauiPhvzwcF




 

The Naked Scientists Forum

And YOU think you've got problems.
« Reply #12 on: 17/03/2008 23:37:19 »

 

SMF 2.0.10 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
SMFAds for Free Forums
 
Login
Login with username, password and session length