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Fri Jan 4, 2013, 12:41 PM

Gagged priest ‘playing’ with handcuffs at church gets stuck, calls 911 for help

A gagged priest at Springfield’s St. Aloysius church called 911 late last year and asked them for help because he had been “playing” with handcuffs and he got stuck.

Audio of Father Tom Donovan’s Nov. 28 911 call was published by the Illinois Times on Thursday.

“I’m stuck in a pair of handcuffs and I’m going to need help getting out before it becomes a medical emergency,” Donovan tells the dispatcher in a muffled voice.

“You’re stuck in a pair of handcuffs?” the dispatcher replies.

“Yes,” Donovan admits. “I was playing with them so I need some help getting out.”

When police arrived at the church, they discovered that the priest’s voice had sounded garbled because he was also wearing a gag, according to the Illinois Times.


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Reply Gagged priest ‘playing’ with handcuffs at church gets stuck, calls 911 for help (Original post)
proud2BlibKansan Jan 2013 OP
ChairmanAgnostic Jan 2013 #1
cleanhippie Jan 2013 #18
Mrs. Overall Jan 2013 #2
Enrique Jan 2013 #10
CountAllVotes Jan 2013 #13
Mrs. Overall Jan 2013 #14
CountAllVotes Jan 2013 #16
Mrs. Overall Jan 2013 #17
ChairmanAgnostic Jan 2013 #21
dogknob Jan 2013 #23
tama Jan 2013 #25
cleanhippie Jan 2013 #19
UncleYoder Jan 2013 #3
CountAllVotes Jan 2013 #4
bluestate10 Jan 2013 #5
proud2BlibKansan Jan 2013 #11
snooper2 Jan 2013 #12
ChairmanAgnostic Jan 2013 #30
Mrs. Overall Jan 2013 #15
cleanhippie Jan 2013 #20
cliffordu Jan 2013 #28
Initech Jan 2013 #6
TlalocW Jan 2013 #7
Pisces Jan 2013 #8
Mrs. Overall Jan 2013 #9
dawg Jan 2013 #22
Incitatus Jan 2013 #24
Aerows Jan 2013 #26
WCIL Jan 2013 #27
formercia Jan 2013 #29

Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 12:42 PM

1. Luckily, no children were injured during the handcuff incident.

Which is a HUGE step forward for the church.

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 02:25 PM

18. That we know of! There is a long history of protecting and covering up the abuses...

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 12:46 PM

2. Reminds me of the story a few years ago about the priest who had a potato in his behind--

he claimed there were potatoes on the table and that he was standing on the table changing the curtains without any clothes on, slipped, and voila! sat down upon a potato. To make the story even better, I believe it happened in Ireland.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 01:07 PM

10. that totally sounded like the beginning of a joke

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 02:04 PM

13. I believe it happened in Ireland.

>>>To make the story even better, I believe it happened in Ireland.

Why does this make the story "even better"?

Gee lets add racism to the list now.

NO IRISH NEED APPLY?



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Response to CountAllVotes (Reply #13)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 02:14 PM

14. What the fuck? It's not about racism--the Irish and potato reference--

it's about Ireland being associated with potatoes, and not at all in a racist sense. I'm Irish--you should hear the way our family makes fun of potatoes and booze and leprechauns and being poor and yes, even makes fun of our Catholicism. My sister-in-law is a nun and she participates in the humor.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Reply #14)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 02:19 PM

16. I don't care who you are

Why is this funny because being it happened in Ireland (maybe) that makes EVEN MORE FUN!

This thread belongs in the toilet.

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Response to CountAllVotes (Reply #16)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 02:23 PM

17. I will not be accused of being racist, not only against my own ethnicity but against

any ethnicity.

If the thread belongs in the toilet, flush it, put it on ignore, and move on.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Reply #17)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 03:33 PM

21. I suspect he tried the toilet, but had no success.

Given the catholic church's recent history in Ireland, all I can say is more potato power is called for.

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Response to CountAllVotes (Reply #16)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 03:51 PM

23. Your concern is noted...

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Response to CountAllVotes (Reply #16)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:07 PM

25. It just does

 

Irish ARE funny!

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Response to CountAllVotes (Reply #13)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 02:26 PM

19. Overreact much?


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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 12:51 PM

3. #assman

Every proctologist story ends in the same way: “It was a million to one shot, Doc. Million to one.” #seinfeld

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 12:57 PM

4. not much to do w/your time eh?

Time to start up another Catholic bash. Thanks!

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Response to CountAllVotes (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 01:02 PM

5. The story is funny. Don't get upset, plenty of protestants have been caught in similar straits. nt

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Response to CountAllVotes (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 01:09 PM

11. Excuse me?

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Response to CountAllVotes (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 01:11 PM

12. all religions get bashed, but do we have to do them all at the same time?

That would get complicated and I think we would lose a little of the nuance required

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #12)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 01:56 PM

30. it saves time.

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Response to CountAllVotes (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 02:17 PM

15. Looks like you have lots of time, too--

looking for ways to stir the pot, when no "bashing" or "racism" is evident in this thread.

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Response to CountAllVotes (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 02:28 PM

20. Yeah, a handcuffed and gagged priest playing sex games is "catholic bashing."



The lady doth protest too much, methinks.

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Response to CountAllVotes (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 08:35 PM

28. Your reaction is odd.

So some Priest got caught doing something 'creative' with mundane items.

ho hum.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 01:03 PM

6. Gee I wonder what he was doing with them?,

or ?

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 01:04 PM

7. Guess he either forgot his safeword

Or he tried to shortchange his dominatrix, and she left.

TlalocW

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 01:05 PM

8. The Church needs to modify it's stance on celibacy and sex for the good of the public.

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Response to Pisces (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 01:06 PM

9. Yes. You are right.

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Response to Pisces (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 03:34 PM

22. It's better to marry than to burn.

Seems like I read that somewhere.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 04:05 PM

24. I hate when that happens. nt

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:13 PM

26. Oh my

A priest in a gag and cuffs. I would have like to be a fly on the wall when the police came for THAT call.

We had a party and my girlfriend got stuck in a set of them courtesy of one of our friends that was a police officer. That was loads of fun and hilarity to call to have someone get her out of them. She was attached to the front door LOL.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 08:26 PM

27. This is sad

I know Father Tom - he was a priest at my parish when I still belonged to the church. I found him to be a nice man, and he wanted to do so much for parish. When he left us he trained for and became a Chaplain in the Air Force, I believe.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 08:59 PM

29. Would it make the situation better

if it were a Sweet Potato?

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