Monday, September 24, 2007

But(t) Really Now!

Here's a novel spin on the old "Slip & Fall" scam that falls into the "Stupid is as stupid does" category. This might even qualify for the Darwin Awards!

BOULDER - A man who is suing Home Depot after he became stuck to a store toilet in 2003 has been hospitalized.

In 2003, 59-year-old Bob Dougherty found himself in a sticky situation after becoming stuck to a toilet seat in a Louisville store. Dougherty claims someone smeared glue on the seat.

When the story surfaced in 2005 Dougherty also said he felt a "tremendous panic" when he realized he was stuck. The lawsuit claims it took 15 minutes for store officials to call for an ambulance and that paramedics had to unbolt the toilet seat and wheel out a "frightened and humiliated" Dougherty who soon passed out.

His trial is set to begin in March of 2008 and he claims he developed post traumatic stress disorder after the incident and subsequently developed diabetes as a result of the PTSD.


Gene Bach said...

Good grief, and I thought my state was home to all of the sue-happy stupid people.

Like your blog man...I added you to my favorite blogs list. So, everybody had a nicname heh? Nice. I used to work with a guy here in the fire department that had names for everybody. He had got caught in a fire and got all burned up. When they put him back together they put his big toes on his hands in place of his thumbs. Never slowed him down a bit. He told the doctor to make his right finger curved (since whatever position he put it in was the position it would alwys be) so he could do two things: 1) hold his coffee cup and 2) pull the trigger on his rifle.


Odat said... that's what I call bull "sH-T".....

jbwritergirl said...

That's one way to get a new toilet seat! And I thought I made an ass of myself at Home Depot.

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