Thursday, March 13, 2008

Into the wide open blogger world

That's right. I'm venturing out of the Myspace world into the land of the blogspot. I tried this once before, but it never really took (you probably never even saw my page), but I think I'm ready for more exposure. :o)

I'll begin my blogspot with something so unbelievable and ridiculous that I wish I had a picture. But the story will have to do. Here it is, courtesy of Fox News:

Kansas Police: Woman Pried From Boyfriend's Toilet After Sitting on It for 2 Years

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

WICHITA, Kan. — 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 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 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."


16 comments: said...


mrsuribe said...

Welcome! I'm looking forward to getting to know you and serving in Downey with you.


Rachel said...

I heard this craziness this morning...I still can't believe it!!

"There was something wrong with his girlfriend" - How's that for the UNDERSTATEMENT of the YEAR!!

And welcome!

Jeannie said...

Yay, I love that you're blogging. We need lots of Bella pictures, Christopher doesn't post those very often, but that's a man for ya.

annalynn. said...

woohoo! you joined the bandwagon, eh? ;) i'll add u to my blogroll! woooooord!

Rick Bambrick said...


What a way to start a blog... I love it!

atleeblog said...

Hi! It's been a while. How are you? I'm excited to read about what's going on in your life through your blog. Come check out our family site:)

isellseals said...

i more than a little disturbed about this story. and i know crazy!

it's remnicent of "the royal tennenbaums".

i'm guessing that he had another bathroom??? :-P

Kevin said...


Auntie Norma said...

Welcome to the world of Bloggers! I'm glad you decided to start Blogging. I'm sure you will have lot's of fun stories about Christopher to Blog about and more pictures of Bella for us to see. I've been craving your yummy stuff olive leaves.
Again welcome and it's about time.

Natalie said...

Welcome to the wide world of blogging. You've been added to my cali friends list! Don't you feel special? Hahahaa.

Jamie Petersen said...

YAY! Another way to keep in the KNOW with my So Cal constituency! The blogosphere welcomes you with open arms! :)

Becky Lou said...

Hi Leanne

Glad to have you here. It's about time! :)

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the blog world which is a whole lot better than My Space!!
You have made the right step!!

My son and DIL go to Rev Church but I thought I would welcome you too!!

Alicia said...

Welcome to the big blog world! I have found it to be a lot of fun!!!

isellseals said...

wait, you make awesome dolmas????? really? why didn't i know this??? i will pay you to make me some!!!!