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Tycho
03-12-2008, 07:27 PM
Woman sits on boyfriend's toilet for 2 years
Girlfriend was physically stuck to the seat — her skin had grown around it

Note: this is supposedly a true story from a credible news source:

MS-NBC link (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23595533/)


NESS CITY, Kan. - Deputies said a woman in western Kansas sat on her boyfriend's toilet for two years, and they're investigating whether she was mistreated.

Ness County Sheriff Bryan Whipple said a man called his office last month to report that something was wrong with his girlfriend.

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 taken to 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 in 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.”


Once again, here is the actual link

This is not a joke - MS-NBC link (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23595533/)

Tycho: this is freaking crazy!

Jedi_Kal-El
03-12-2008, 07:34 PM
There's a whole lot of weird in the world. That's where this gets filed.

stillakid
03-12-2008, 08:01 PM
Well, if you're gonna get somewhere, the can is probably the best choice. Just sayin'. :ermm:

plasticfetish
03-12-2008, 08:11 PM
I'm just curious about what the "boyfriend" did when he had to go to the bathroom. :Ponder:

Jedi_Kal-El
03-12-2008, 08:12 PM
I'm just curious about what the "boyfriend" did when he had to go to the bathroom. :Ponder:

I was thinking that too. Like I said, weird.

Tycho
03-12-2008, 08:22 PM
I'm just curious about what the "boyfriend" did when he had to go to the bathroom. :Ponder:

I have 2 bathrooms in my place. But I don't need any fat chick permanently part of the fixtures in either of them. (I imagine she's fat, but I don't know - still, that sendentary lifestyle).

Did she at least have a TV in the bathroom?

I would also want a reclining toilet.

LTBasker
03-13-2008, 05:30 PM
I'm just curious about what the "boyfriend" did when he had to go to the bathroom. :Ponder:

On this one: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/03/13/wtoilet113.xml

It says there was a second bathroom that the boyfriend used.


But I don't need any fat chick permanently part of the fixtures in either of them.

Considering this quote:
It appeared the 35-year-old woman's skin had grown around the toilet seat

It's likely she would've required enough flab that it could actually overlap the seat and then curl under it. So, I'd say she wasn't just fat, she was HUGE, probably 350+ pounds.

My theories:
Her boyfriend increasingly wanted sex, but she didn't so she found the ultimate chastity device.

Ate non-stop so this was the most convenient way to live.

Was constantly taunted with the expression: "[poo] or get off the pot!" and she was determined not to be one that gives up by getting off the pot. Ever.

JetsAndHeels
03-14-2008, 01:16 PM
You know, if I had not read the story, I never would have believed it.

Unbelievable. Unbelieveable that she would stay there for 2 years, and unbelieveable that he would leave her there.

Kidhuman
03-14-2008, 01:18 PM
Did he slide her food under the door like a dog? Did she ever get up to take a shower? I mean WTF??

Tycho
03-14-2008, 03:48 PM
Did he slide her food under the door like a dog? Did she ever get up to take a shower? I mean WTF??

CNN news reported that she sponged bathed, never leaving the toilet.

The door was unlocked, so her boyfriend just brought her food while she sat on her throne.

This goes beyond crazy!

JEDIpartner
03-14-2008, 05:09 PM
I read this yesterday. I wanted pictures!!!!!!

Tycho
03-14-2008, 06:18 PM
I wanted pictures!!!!!!

I definitely did not. We're getting that Yarna dal Gargan action figure as it is. Maybe Hasbro could commemorate this event and include a toilet seat?

stillakid
03-14-2008, 09:13 PM
Um, didn't her boyfriend or family ever ask her WHY she decided to keep on sitting there? :confused: I mean, we hear about those people who are in bed for years on end, but really, the toilet?! There's more to this than somebody is letting on. She couldn't have had THAT much Mexican food that first night. :Par:

Banthaholic
03-14-2008, 10:12 PM
I definitely did not. We're getting that Yarna dal Gargan action figure as it is. Maybe Hasbro could commemorate this event and include a toilet seat?

I just hope it doesn't have an action feature :twisted:

Jedi_Kal-El
03-14-2008, 10:20 PM
I just hope it doesn't have an action feature :twisted:

That's a pretty sick visual to have running though your head. :ermm:

Tycho
03-14-2008, 10:48 PM
Um, didn't her boyfriend or family ever ask her WHY she decided to keep on sitting there? :confused:

CNN reported she was abused (as a child presumably? - the boyfriend's not being charged with any wrong-doing at this point).

So the woman felt safe not coming out of the bathroom. She had psychological issues.

"Oh: you think?"

2-1B
03-14-2008, 11:07 PM
At least she didn't sit on his face and get stuck.

Well, then again it would make good inspiration for a new "Facehugger" in the Alien movie franchise. :thumbsup:

Tycho
03-15-2008, 01:47 AM
In the first Alien movie, when Bishop is doing the autopsy on the first face hugger, what do you think inspired that design for the underside of it?

That and coupled with the top of it looking like a divorce attorney...

Deoxyribonucleic
03-15-2008, 02:40 AM
She might actually suffer from agoraphobia with obsessive-compulsive disorder. I saw on discover about 5 years ago, a young man suffered from both and locked himself in the bathroom for almost a year, making his parents give him liquid type foods so they could slide it under the door. It was really sad!

decadentdave
03-15-2008, 02:51 AM
In the first Alien movie, when Bishop is doing the autopsy on the first face hugger, what do you think inspired that design for the underside of it?

That and coupled with the top of it looking like a divorce attorney...

Uh, that would be Ash, Bishop was in Aliens.

Serious though, my cheeks get numb after about 10 minutes and my legs fall asleep. How in God's name can someone sit for 2 fricking years?!?!?!?! That reminds me of Se7en when John Doe has that guy tied to his bed for a year starving him to death and his flesh has practically rotted from his body. I just can't believe someone would allow it to go on without intervention. I don't care how mentally unstable the person is, they just can't stay sitting on a toilet locked in the bathroom for 2 years. That's just utterly inhumane. I would hold the boyfriend or the parents criminally liable.

Blue2th
03-15-2008, 09:30 AM
Maybe it was all the formaldahyde in the trailer construction.
I mean I kept wondering why people in trailers are considered dumb or have that "Trailer-trash" mentality.
It's the only thing I can think of. You never know.

El Chuxter
03-15-2008, 10:08 AM
Out of curiosity, has anyone read any of the follow-up articles, or is it just more fun to speculate?

From the other articles over the few days after this story first broke, I've learned many fun facts:
Both the woman and her boyfriend were what could nicely be described as mentally challenged.
The smell of the house was described as very pungent, but it didn't necessarily stem from the bathroom. (We can guess that this means neither was a good housekeeper, possibly due to their mental handicaps.)
Despite his own intellectual shortcomings, the man had been "taking care of" his girlfriend for sixteen years.
His initial report of "two years" was, in his own later words, an estimate. He had no idea how long she'd really been in there. Doctors said she must have been sitting, immobile, on the crapper for at least a month to have skin grow around the seat.
One day she went into the bathroom and just didn't come out. He would continually ask her when she was coming out, and she'd always reply, "Maybe tomorrow."
He reported also that she'd been moving around, as well as bathing and changing clothes, at least at first. Again, doctors say this wasn't the case for at least a month.
By her own admission, the woman had not been forced or coerced into the bathroom. She just suddenly decided it was more safe to not leave.
The woman was, by all accounts, a petite woman of average weight or less. It was lack of movement that made her grow into the seat, not weight.
The boyfriend is not being held liable at this point because he's not definitively mentally competent. He recognizes he should've called earlier, and the woman is adamant that this was all her doing, so there's not a whole lot the state can do.

And now you know.

All together now:
"And knowing is half the battle!"

dr_evazan22
03-15-2008, 11:34 AM
The thought that keeps coming to me is about her cleanliness after being there so long. I quickly try to push the thought away. I don't want that visual, or to imagine the scent, lol.

When I used to be an EMT on night duty, every now and then you'd get a call: Patient had been experiencing pain, or whatever, for X number of days, but FINALLY decided to call EMS at 3am. When asked what changed to make them call then, there usually was no change.

Anyway, the boyfriend FINALLY calling reminds me of those stories.