The following story appeared yesterday on the AP wire. Really.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Authorities in western Kansas say a woman
who became stuck on her boyfriend's toilet while apparently sitting
on it for two years is refusing to cooperate with medical workers
at a Wichita hospital.
The Ness County Sheriff says the 35-year-old woman wasn't glued
or tied, but became "physically stuck by her body." Sheriff Bryan
Whipple said the police found the woman after her boyfriend called
police late last month to report there was "something wrong" with
Whipple says the woman initially refused help, but was finally
persuaded by emergency medical personnel and her boyfriend to go to
a hospital. At that point, the sheriff says, responders pried the
entire seat off the toilet. It was later removed from the woman's
body at the hospital.
The boyfriend told investigators he had brought the woman food
and water and asked her every day to come out of the bathroom. But
he did not explain what took him so long to call for police.
Investigators will present a report to prosecutors who will
determine whether any charges should be filed.
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
As you might imagine, the TV stations in Wichita were all over it. HERE's a link to the story that the CBS affiliate did (you'll have to click on the video icon). The ABC affiliate got the real scoop and talked to the boyfriend! You can see that story HERE. And, don't forget to read the viewer comments.