When in the Army at Ft. Carson, in Colorado Springs, CO, someone asked about traveling through Kansas. The reply was always that it took a long time to drive across.
One G.I. said:
Q: What do you remember about going through Kansas?
A: Dead dogs and dirt.
It was supposed that he meant that there was nothing to do in Kansas.
Apparently, that might have been the case of a 35-year-old Kansas woman, whom police reported was on her toilet seat for two years, actually becoming welded to the seat.
“She was not glued. She was not tied. She was just physically stuck by her body. It is hard to imagine. … I still have a hard time imagining it myself,” Ness County Sheriff Bryan Whipple told the Associated Press, explaining it appeared her body fat had grown attached to the seat.
According to the wire service, police found the clothed woman sitting on the toilet, her sweat pants down to her mid-thigh as if she were using the john. Her legs appeared to have atrophied.
“She was sitting on the toilet and was somewhat disoriented,” Whipple said. “She said that she didn’t need any help, that she was OK and did not want to leave.”
The story has many questions marks attached to it.
Did no one miss her?
Did the woman make no attempt to get free?
Was she content to remain where she was?
The story continues to offer information, but the information provided only raises more questions.
The woman has not been cooperative with authorities, and after initially refusing medical services, she was convinced to be taken to a hospital in Wichita to be examined. She’s now listed in fair condition
“We pried the toilet seat off with a prybar and the seat went with her to the hospital,” Whipple said. “The hospital removed it.”
The woman’s boyfriend called police on Feb. 27 to report that “there was something wrong with his girlfriend,” Whipple said, but never explained why it took him two years to call.
Whipple said the boyfriend had brought the woman food and water for two years and claims he asked her daily to get off the throne.
“And her reply would be, ‘Maybe tomorrow,'” Whipple said. “According to him, she did not want to leave the bathroom.”
The next line was the most unbelievable part of the entire story to us.
Authorities are now presenting the facts of the matter to the county attorney to see if the 36-year-old boyfriend should face any criminal charges.
Criminal charges? Are we missing something here?
A neighbor, James Ellis, told AP he had known the woman since she was a child and remarked, “It really doesn’t surprise me.”
Maybe there just wasn’t much to do the last two years in the part of Kansas the woman lived in.