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Woman sat on boyfriend’s toilet seat for two years, authorities say

March 12, 2008

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— 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 today 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 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."

Comments

labmonkey 7 years ago

Why are people mentioning Guinness? Isn't the last thing they need right now a beer?

misseve 7 years ago

WOW!!!! Ummmmm

I have so many questions....

pimp11 7 years ago

Old news....was in KC paper way before this

Jock Navels 7 years ago

she is a republican; she owns her own business. he works for proprop enterprises. they were in a city moon piece 25 years ago.

misseve 7 years ago

Well pimp no one said that LJWORLD was a timely news source

Ken Miller 7 years ago

First thought: Is there a Burrito King out there?

OldEnuf2BYurDad 7 years ago

Not to make light of it... but has anyone call the Guinness Book people?

toefungus 7 years ago

Why am I laughing? It must have been a reclining toilet with auto clean. Why am I laughing? Honey, can you bring me the newspaper? Honey, can you bring me something to eat? Honey, I seem to be stuck, can you bring me a pry bar or maybe a fork lift?. Wow!!!

misseve 7 years ago

how did HE use the bathroom? was where another one in the house? did she ever take a bath and if not wouldnt she have smelled bad? Like i said before, i have SO many questions

zettapixel 7 years ago

I loved this story when I read it on CNN and I love it even more now!

BlackVelvet 7 years ago

not much of a sex life for those two huh.....

jonas 7 years ago

You couldn't make up something like this. kyahahaha

notajayhawk 7 years ago

So, I'm NOT the only one who thinks women take too long in the bathroom?

(And she couldn't even use the standard "There was a line in there" excuse!)

texburgh 7 years ago

"Ness County Sheriff Bryan Whipple"

Mr. Whipple - Please don't squeeze the Charmin!!!

Lindsey Buscher 7 years ago

So that's what people in Western Kansas do when they're not farming.

Lindsey Buscher 7 years ago

I bet she finally got up and around just so she could vote republican too.

50YearResident 7 years ago

News of the Wierd: Woman sets on toilet stool for 2 years, legs grow to the lid, has had no feeling in legs for 23 months 30 days and 23 hours.

dminear60 7 years ago

And my husband thinks he never gets time alone in the bathroom....

WHY 7 years ago

I wonder if there was good reading material in there.

GretchenJP 7 years ago

Now he's got a toilet seat coated in butt skin.

jonas 7 years ago

"Speaking of news LJW doesn't cover, the 10 yr old Seattle boy that thought it would be fun if his friends (8-10) buried him head down in the sand up to his chest that was in a coma..he died yesterday."

They're blaming it on one of my favorite animes, I think. Horrible, but Ridiculous.

GretchenJP 7 years ago

jonas (Anonymous) says:

"Speaking of news LJW doesn't cover, the 10 yr old Seattle boy that thought it would be fun if his friends (8-10) buried him head down in the sand up to his chest that was in a coma..he died yesterday."

They're blaming it on one of my favorite animes, I think. Horrible, but Ridiculous.

Yep, he's right. I just found the article.

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/354479_sandbox11.html

George_Braziller 7 years ago

Two years? Don't believe it at all. It is not physically possible. Involuntary movement of the body during sleep and waking periods says it can't happen.

ENGWOOD 7 years ago

"Multidisciplinary" We didn't know your sister lived in Ness City! You must be so proud. Send it to Guinness, I checked No matching records found for sittin on the shtter

From a Western Kansas Coal plant junky!!!!!!!!!!!

RedwoodCoast 7 years ago

Apparently if you drop your liberals in a conservative fashion, it takes two years.

RedwoodCoast 7 years ago

Oh, RT, and by the way, what do you eat, because I think I would split something if it took me only two minutes.

GretchenJP 7 years ago

I'm never gonna b!itch anymore about my boyfriend taking 20 minutes on the toilet.

BigPrune 7 years ago

The woman is originally from Lawrence and her boyfriend comes from San Francisco. They moved to Ness City in search of Nessie, the mythological sea monster.

GretchenJP 7 years ago

I guess she was sitting on it the whole time.

OldEnuf2BYurDad 7 years ago

When I try to imagine being COMPLETELY out of my mind, then multiply that by 10... I still don't see how you can sit like that for even a week. Wow. This is one of the most self-destructive things I've ever heard of. Like something from the movie Seven, but self-imposed over a two year period.

Everyone connected to this case will need therapy, for years.

The smell... The pain...

I'm torn between wishing I'd never read this, and wanting hourly updates.

misseve 7 years ago

Let me tell yall this story was better than a cold shower anyday of the week... THANKS for saving me from having to put out... LOL

Roadkill_Rob 7 years ago

This article makes me want to go take a Right_Thinker. I'll make sure I wipe my Dolly_Paw_Paw to get all the Multidisciplinary out.

staff04 7 years ago

Oh darn...dolly got the boot...

crackers 7 years ago

I told myself not to click on this story. I failed!

tigerforlife 7 years ago

new kansas tourism motto:

Kansas -- so little to see you'll want to stay in the bathroom...for two years.

Roadkill_Rob 7 years ago

Hey tiggerforlife,

Are you excited that jean shorts weather is finally here?

Mandie Eutsler 7 years ago

right_thinker (Anonymous) says:

"Two minutes on the sh!tter seems too long to me:.sit down, relax, sip your coffee, read a conservative magazine, drop your liberals, wipe-two minutes."

rt, you really are a jacka. but seriously, someone should call the guiness people because that must have been the biggest st ever.

somedude20 7 years ago

Why not hang in the bathroom. As a country, we have been in the sh**ter for almost 8 long years. She may have been on to something

ranger73 7 years ago

Dissappointed that there is only one Whipple/Charmin joke on here...

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