Bizarre non-medical news story of the week: Man sues Home Depot after being glued to a toilet. “His lawsuit, filed Friday, said Dougherty was recovering from heart bypass surgery at the time and thought he was having a heart attack. A store employee who heard him calling for help informed the head clerk via radio, but the head clerk ‘believed it to be a hoax,’ the lawsuit said.”
The man in question is interviewed:
“The humiliation and embarrassment of that day still sits in my mind like its fresh,” he said. “There are a lot of people who will laugh at the situation. I suppose some form of slapstick, but when this happens, it’s serious.”
In addition to the emotional pain, Doughtery said he still has pain when he sits, as well as, post- traumatic stress that’s triggered diabetes.
Has this happened to him before?
Bob Dougherty’s been in a sticky situation – twice.
The Boulder County man who’s become nationally known as the guy glued to a Home Depot toilet seat reported a similar incident more than a year ago, according to Nederland’s former director of operations.
On Monday, Ron Trzepacz said from his New York home that Dougherty came to him in the summer of 2004 with the same allegation: that his rear had been glued to a toilet seat.
In the 2004 incident, Dougherty, 57, said he was able to pull himself from the seat in the town’s visitors center bathroom, Trzepacz told the Rocky Mountain News.