Thursday, November 6, 2008
A 35-year-old man has been taken to hospital stuck to a public toilet after a prankster covered the seat with glue.
Toilet trauma: Victim found himself in sticky situation
The stainless steel lavatory was removed from the cubicle in Brierley Hill, near Dudley, West Midlands, with the man still attached.
An ambulance crew and a rapid response vehicle attended the scene, but failed to free him.
An ambulance service spokesman explained: "The man was using the facilities when he became stuck on the seat. It appears as though someone had left glue on it.
"Despite best efforts it was not possible to remove the 35-year-old local man from his position.
"So, with the help of a local authority and the fire and rescue service, the man was removed from the cubicle still attached to the stainless steel toilet."
He was taken to hospital where a doctor used special chemicals to free him while he was inside the ambulance.
"He appeared to be none the worse for his ordeal other than being understandably somewhat embarrassed," the spokesman said.