Thursday, March 13, 2008

Woman Sits On Toilet For Two Years

Allegedly tells boyfriend, "I'll be ready in a minute!" Okay, I made that part up.

NESS CITY, Kan. | The sheriff is recommending charges in the case of a western Kansas woman who sat on her boyfriend’s toilet for so long that her body became stuck to the seat.

Ness County Sheriff Bryan Whipple said Thursday he asked the county attorney to file charges against Kory McFarren for mistreatment of a dependent adult. The county attorney will decide whether any charges are brought.

“The unfortunate thing is this truly is a case of two people, in my opinion, with diminished mental capacity,” Whipple said.

Whipple was the second law enforcement officer to respond to the mobile home where McFarren and Babcock were living. Whipple, who described Babcock as a “thin, petite woman,” used a pry bar to take the seat off the toilet so the woman could be transported to the hospital where the seat was removed.

McFarren, 36, told the sheriff at that time that Babcock had not left the bathroom in two years, although McFarren now contends he’s unsure how long she was in there. Whipple said Thursday that judging by the woman’s condition — she had open sores on which the toilet seat would stick — it appeared she likely sat on the toilet continually for at least a month.

“She would have to be sleeping on the toilet,” the sheriff said.

McFarren said she moved around in the bathroom during that time, bathed and changed into clothes he brought her. He brought food and water to her. They had conversations and an otherwise normal relationship — except it all happened in the bathroom. (H/T - KansasCity.com)

I realize that this is a serious matter, but I can't help but stifle a laugh. I mean, how hysterical is it that the sheriff is named "Mr. Whipple?"

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