Mar 12, 2008

Whaaaaaat?

Sheriff: Woman Sat on Toilet for 2 Years

By ROXANA HEGEMAN, AP

WICHITA, Kan. — 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.

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 of 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. "What surprises me is somebody wasn't called in a bit earlier."

13 comments:

  1. All this begs the question, what did her boyfriend use for a toilet all this time? Oh jeez, I think I just made myself sick.

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  2. "Authorities said they did not know if she was mentally or physically disabled." Really? I would think that would be the easiest of all to solve.

    I wonder if she had any reading material while she was in there?

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  3. OK Suze just stole my comment. Ooo, this is just wrong.

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  4. uuuh... press charges against whom?? for what? aren't 35 year olds allowed to make stupid decisions??

    the phrase "her skin had grown around the toilet" fills me with a nameless dread.

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  5. Where do you FIND this stuff?

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  6. Must have been a good article in Playboy.

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  7. I read this yesterday and it really seems far fetched to me.

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  8. Kirby: The whole story makes a little bile come up in the back of my throat.

    Suze: I really don't want to know what else was in there...

    Captain: If by nameless dread you mean sick to my stomach, then yeah, I am with you.

    Chris: this was on Comcast news!

    Cheer: Her letter to Penthouse got published.

    Teri: I agree, I was wondering how she slept.

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  9. i wonder if the bowl had a ring around it?

    does she use Charmin?

    i assume the sink was nearby so she could brush her teeth without getting up, but no shower for two years....

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  10. I'm still incredulous.

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  11. I just can't get over the eating on the toilet thing. Makes me gag.

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  12. I wish I hadn't read that. It was like a bad accident, I just couldn't stop looking.

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  13. Wow. My hat's off to you, sir, for finding a story like that.

    The longest I've seen anyone stay in a bathroom was just about a week or so, and I was only there for the last part of that. And she spent most of that time wedged between the wall and the toilet, not on the toilet.

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