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Sat Dec 7, 2013, 07:31 PM

Woman taken to hospital for glue on toilet seat prank at a Home Depot

BANKS COUNTY, Ga. A woman found herself stuck in an unfortunate situation after making a stop in the restroom of a north Georgia Home Depot.

Emergency workers were called to the store in Banks County last week to remove a woman glued to a toilet seat, deputies said.

A prankster had covered every toilet seat with Loctite GO2 glue , according to Commerce News Today.

The woman had to be taken to a hospital in Gainesville for treatment.


http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/woman-glued-home-depot-toilet-seat/ncDHM/

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Reply Woman taken to hospital for glue on toilet seat prank at a Home Depot (Original post)
davidn3600 Dec 2013 OP
silverweb Dec 2013 #1
LisaL Dec 2013 #2
silverweb Dec 2013 #3
Warpy Dec 2013 #4
jsr Dec 2013 #17
kiva Dec 2013 #36
zbdent Dec 2013 #5
LiberalEsto Dec 2013 #6
Ms. Toad Dec 2013 #8
LisaL Dec 2013 #12
Ms. Toad Dec 2013 #14
alphafemale Dec 2013 #16
Ms. Toad Dec 2013 #22
LiberalEsto Dec 2013 #24
Lars39 Dec 2013 #25
LiberalEsto Dec 2013 #28
Lars39 Dec 2013 #29
LiberalEsto Dec 2013 #31
Lars39 Dec 2013 #32
Ms. Toad Dec 2013 #33
laundry_queen Dec 2013 #15
Ms. Toad Dec 2013 #34
LiberalEsto Dec 2013 #23
Logical Dec 2013 #9
Warren DeMontague Dec 2013 #7
99Forever Dec 2013 #10
liberalhistorian Dec 2013 #11
laundry_queen Dec 2013 #18
flvegan Dec 2013 #13
Hekate Dec 2013 #19
Cleita Dec 2013 #37
KentuckyWoman Dec 2013 #20
JimboBillyBubbaBob Dec 2013 #27
Bohunk68 Dec 2013 #21
HappyMe Dec 2013 #26
mstinamotorcity2 Dec 2013 #30
Phentex Dec 2013 #35

Response to davidn3600 (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2013, 07:36 PM

1. Look before you leak!

Actually, that should be considered a crime, not a "prank," though why anyone would sit before looking to see if the seat is dry/clean first is beyond me.

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Response to silverweb (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 7, 2013, 07:37 PM

2. Not the first time this type of thing has happened.

As I recall not so long ago some guy was glued to a toilet seat. I don't understand why people sit on the seats in a public toilet to begin with.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 7, 2013, 07:55 PM

3. I've heard similar stories, too.

And it is criminal behavior to put glue on the seats.

While I understand their reasoning, it's the people who don't sit who get the seats all wet and then leave them that way, which is pretty damn inconsiderate.

The only really safe and considerate procedure is to look first, wipe the seat with tissue, and then use more dry tissue to sit on (or paper seat covers when available).

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Response to LisaL (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 7, 2013, 08:09 PM

4. I always sit

unless there's a cut or something open on my backside, something that has happened exactly once due to short shorts and a lawn mower.

Very few bugs can penetrate healthy skin for a variety of reasons and the bugs that can aren't found on loo seats.

I always check it for piss from the fastidious. I'd have noticed the glue.

This is assault, not a prank. I hope the shithead is caught, fired, and prosecuted. Needing skin grafts on your ass is no joke.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 8, 2013, 01:57 AM

17. At least 6 Americans have been superglued to Walmart and Home Depot toilet seats since 2003

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Response to LisaL (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 8, 2013, 01:35 PM

36. And I don't understand why people hover

and pee all over the seats...different styles, I guess.

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Response to davidn3600 (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2013, 08:20 PM

5. was that every seat in the restrooms, or just the women's restrooms?

(If it were just the women's restroom, it does not seem like a prank a woman would do, but there are cases.)

If both, there may be some criminal issues, depending on the local laws ...

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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 7, 2013, 09:12 PM

8. I hope you clean up after you hover . . .

Those of us who believe door handles, and faucets, and the crank on the towel dispenser are far more likely to transmit disease than a toilet seat touching a non-mucous membrane (which is, in turn, far less likely to be transmitting any lingering germs to anything other than the inside of our pants) have to clean up after the people who think dangerous cooties live on toilet seats - and whose aim when hovering is not so hot - not to mention the drips on the floor which make the bathroom stinky and unpleasant to use.

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #8)

Sat Dec 7, 2013, 10:33 PM

12. One can hover and not to get the seat wet.

Some bathrooms have seat covers. Unfortunately most still don't.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #12)

Sun Dec 8, 2013, 01:24 AM

14. True - but it is pretty good bet

that if there is pee on the seat it got there because someone was hovering and didn't clean up, because it is pretty hard to get pee on the seat if one is actually sitting on it.

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 8, 2013, 01:50 AM

16. Yes. Exacty. Hoverers are one of the reasons for filth and foul.

If these who hover above us will not touch their ass to the communal seat....you think they will wipe it down?

With their hands?

Lol.

Yeah.

Sure.

Nasty people.

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Response to alphafemale (Reply #16)

Sun Dec 8, 2013, 09:49 AM

22. I can hope . . .

Especially since, unlike the back sides of their legs (which remain covered once they exit the stall), their hands could be used to grab a generous bunch of toilet paper and wipe down without actually touching the communal seat and then washed upon exiting the stall.

So - no actual touching with any part of their body which is likely to transfer germs to the interior of their body, and a good cleansing (which, we know they are doing anyway) of the only part that potentially - if they are not good at bunching up toilet paper - might have touched the seat in a potentially germ transmitting way.

(Of course, absent open sores on the backs of their legs, or very strange rituals which might transfer germs from the backs of their legs & rump to their nose or mouth.)

But yes, I know I'm dreaming . . . but running into so many foul bathrooms which were so obviously defiled by hoverers (including my spouse - who insists that she just leaves it in the state it is in when she finds it), I could not restrain myself from expressing that dream (with a little reasoning about why it would be so reasonable for them to clean up after themselves).

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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #24)

Sun Dec 8, 2013, 10:16 AM

25. So you're fine with "allowing" others to clean up *your* pee?

How considerate of you. Maybe I didn't want to use the last three squares of tp for that purpose.

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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #28)

Sun Dec 8, 2013, 10:40 AM

29. What you are saying is if you use the last available tp on yourself, the seat is out of luck.

As is whoever has the misfortune to follow you and sits in your pee. If you think my words are hostile, you ought to be within hearing range when this occurs.

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #29)

Sun Dec 8, 2013, 11:04 AM

31. This is without a doubt the nastiest bunch of comments I have ever received

in my 11 years on DU.

Your (and others') unwarranted personal comments to me are simply not necessary and add to the general climate of hostility in GD. You are talking as though I purposely left pee for you to sit in, or stole your TP.

Thank GOD for Trash and Ignore.

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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #31)

Sun Dec 8, 2013, 11:12 AM

32. Poor thing. Must be like sitting in someone else's waste, huh.

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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #31)

Sun Dec 8, 2013, 01:28 PM

33. If there is pee on the seat after you get done hovering,

then you actually did purposefully leave pee for me to sit in.

Hover all you want, if that is what rings your bell, but - "If you sprinkle when you tinkle, please be neat and wipe the seat."

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 8, 2013, 01:46 AM

15. Agree.

I watched a show about bacteria not too long ago - they test every part of a bunch of public washrooms. The dirtiest place? Not the toilet seat - it was the floor. I think second worst was the bottom of the sink. The cleanest place? Yup. The toilet seat.

I hate hover-ers who cannot be bothered to clean up their pee. Disgusting.

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Response to laundry_queen (Reply #15)

Sun Dec 8, 2013, 01:32 PM

34. Yes -

And even if it was the germiest place, the chances of acquiring an infection through your backside or legs (or transferring germs from your backside or legs to anywhere else they could cause an infection is virtually zero).

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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 7, 2013, 09:16 PM

9. weird nt

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Response to davidn3600 (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2013, 08:30 PM

7. I think "prank" is the wrong word.

A whoopie cushion would be a prank. This is beyond "prank".

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Response to davidn3600 (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2013, 09:18 PM

10. Takes a particularly sick sort of ahole...

.. to do something like this. Most likely, a Teabagger.

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Response to davidn3600 (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2013, 09:29 PM

11. Exhibit A on why I absolutely hate

pranks and practical jokes in anyone over the age of, say, eight years old. They're juvenile, childish, usually inconvenient and often downright mean and thoughtless. Not to mention annoying. And tiresome. And did I say juvenile and childish? Or, as in this case, downright criminal and injurious. If the perpetrator is an employee, then fire his or her ass pronto and then prosecute fully. If not an employee, prosecution should still result and every restitution to the victim should be made. There is NOTHING NOTHING NOTHING funny about this at all. As is usually the case with practical jokes, especially by adults.

I've known cases of people being harmed by stuff they were allergic to being put into their food or drink, and the "jokester" thought it funny. Until the people ended up in the ER. Fucking juvenile crap, I have no tolerance for it.

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Response to liberalhistorian (Reply #11)

Sun Dec 8, 2013, 02:01 AM

18. SAME HERE

I have a serious annoyance issue with prank shows too. I don't let my kids watch them. My motto is it's only funny if everybody is laughing. I don't tolerate practical jokes or pranks of any kind in our household. Seems extreme but in today's climate I feel like I have to let my kids know that it's not okay for others to treat them like that, and it's definitely not funny. I tell them how when I was a kid, bullies often used the whole 'prank' or 'it was a joke' excuse and got away with it and that those type of 'jokes' are often an underhanded method of bullying. Pranks are often for people who get a kick out of seeing other people in distress and I don't want to normalize it in our family. A 'prank' broke my tailbone as a teen and I spent years in pain because of it. And I was not a kid who was bullied - this kind of thing just happened all the time. I hated it then and I hate it now.

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Response to davidn3600 (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2013, 10:35 PM

13. Every toilet seat in all the rest rooms, or just the ladies'?

That's no prankster. That's a sad disappointment to his/her parents and family.

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Response to davidn3600 (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2013, 02:45 AM

19. If she'd used a paper seat protector, the glue would've made it look wet & she wouldn't have sat...

... down at all without trying to wipe it dry.

NOT her fault, however, that some sick practical joker caused her such injury and such humiliation.

I still think Robert Heinlein had it right:

A "practical joker" deserves applause for his wit according to its quality. Bastinado is about right. For exceptional wit one might grant keelhauling. But staking him out on an anthill should be reserved for the very wittiest. ~Lazarus Long~

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Response to Hekate (Reply #19)

Sun Dec 8, 2013, 02:38 PM

37. I agree. I always use a seat protector if available.

If not, since I always carry tissues in my purse, I use them. Either way the glue would become apparent before you sat.

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Response to davidn3600 (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2013, 02:59 AM

20. This is why I do my business in Lowes.

courtesy Larry the Cable Guy

Happened to some guy in a different Home Depot years ago. They had to unbolt the commode and roll the poor guy out on a pallet.

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Response to KentuckyWoman (Reply #20)

Sun Dec 8, 2013, 10:30 AM

27. This is the first break in the case.

It's a Lowe's employee performing these pranks!

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Response to davidn3600 (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2013, 06:16 AM

21. Somehow I have difficulty in believing this.

Those glues dry very quickly, usually within just a few seconds. You would really have to rush in after someone just leaving, toilet stall after toilet stall (which should raise red flags all over the place), to drop clothing and sit while it is still not dried.

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Response to Bohunk68 (Reply #21)

Sun Dec 8, 2013, 10:28 AM

26. The tube of LocTite I have takes at least

5 minutes to start to set up.

LocTite All Temperature Repair
" Apply adhesive to both surfaces. Accurately position and press parts firmly together within 5 minutes of application. For difficult bonds use tape or clamp to hold pieces together after bonding. Full strength after 24 hours."

I don't understand why she wouldn't notice that she sat on something.

If it was the instant bonding kind, it would have been set before she sat down - as you said.

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Response to davidn3600 (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2013, 10:41 AM

30. What if the woman

did it herself. That glue sets pretty fast. Its a public restroom. She would have to actually go right in behind someone. In which case when women do that, we always look. Seems a little too neat.

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Response to mstinamotorcity2 (Reply #30)

Sun Dec 8, 2013, 01:32 PM

35. I found one update after I posted a similar thread in the lounge...

one article mentioned the possibility that the woman did this herself. Now, that seems odd but when you consider there have been other incidents in the past and other lawsuits, I suppose it's possible she was looking to make a few bucks.

The loungers were VERY skeptical about the whole story.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1018530144

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