Obese US man found fused to chair

2011-03-30 10:01

Chicago - An obese Ohio man had to be cut from a chair he had been sitting in for two years after his body became fused to it, local media reported.

Police told WTRF news that the man's skin had become fused to the seat of the chair, which was covered in urine, faeces and maggots.

The man's girlfriend brought him food for two years as he sat in his own waste in the filthy apartment they shared with another man, police said.

They called for help on Sunday morning when he was unresponsive and had to cut a hole in the house to get him out of the building so they could get him to the hospital.

The smell was unbearable and one officer told the station that he threw away his uniform after it was sullied while cutting the man out of the chair. The man was taken to the hospital for treatment.

"The living room where the man lived in his chair was very filthy, very deplorable. It's unbelievable that somebody lives in conditions like that," said Jim Chase, a city code enforcer in Bellaire, Ohio.

"I instructed the landlord this morning and the two people, the tenants at the house, they had to get it cleaned, there's no way they can live in something like that, and so they are working on it," he told WTRF on Monday.

  • Telara - 2011-03-30 10:27

    Disgusting pig!

  • Sparks - 2011-03-30 10:28

    Mmmmm...thats disgusting, the girlfriend should have asked for help if she really loved him.

      juisluk - 2011-03-30 10:36

      she didnt really love him how can u watch someone u love deteriorate like that without doing anything? She is just a sick person who liked watching him gain all that weight and not be able to get off the couch! She could have just refused to give him food until he lost some of the weight and been able to at least get off the ill fated chair.

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  • Jack - 2011-03-30 10:37

    They should remove the 'R' and call it WTF News!

      Flee - 2011-03-30 10:47

      Wahahahaha... Sorry that was funny and I was thinking exactly the same....

  • Irie Fairie - 2011-03-30 10:39

    Why wait 2 years to get him out of that chair? Only in America...

      Jack - 2011-03-30 10:41

      They bought the chair at Morkels!

      Grant - 2011-03-30 11:06

      We get it Jack....we get it! :P

  • Johan0x4A - 2011-03-30 10:43

    This is BIG news. :-* Ahem, anyway. Says a lot about the GF and the other occupant of the house too. Maybe he has a lot of money.

  • avaricesa - 2011-03-30 10:44

    Does anyone else think of Drew Carey when they read this?

      avaricesa - 2011-03-30 11:45

      Ooooo woops, apparently Drew has lost a lot of weight. If anyone is curious, thought of him cos he was pretty chubby and from Ohio.

      Licikityspit - 2011-03-30 12:49

      Nope but Ricky Januarie springs to mind

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      Sharon - 2011-03-30 11:59

      You are an idiot!!! There are OBESE people living like that all over the world, how can you generalise? Have you ever been to America? Do you know any Americans? There are good, bad and ugly in all nations!!!

  • Mark - 2011-03-30 10:50

    Shocking, I mean is this humanly possible?

      Jack - 2011-03-30 11:11

      Yes, Darwin proved we come from the Ameaba. He assimilated with and absorbed his chair!

  • nelia.blumrick - 2011-03-30 10:50

    He had a girlfriend!?!

      Grant - 2011-03-30 11:07

      @nelia - dont act like you aren't keen!! :P

      Jack - 2011-03-30 11:08

      His 4th actually. He ate the first 3.

      maggie.hattingh - 2011-03-30 16:24

      @Jack...I laughed myself to bits now!! *ROFLMAO*

  • Flee - 2011-03-30 10:51

    I just don't understand how some people can have such low self esteem, and respect for themselves that they could literally wallow in their own faeces... Surely he couldn't have been that bad of a person if he managed a girlfriend... Really People.. Obesity is a disease...

  • Maryna123 - 2011-03-30 10:54

    Ohhhhhh puke!!!! Must have been a discusting smell!!!! Poor man, they should have got help on the first day he couldnt get out of the chair.

  • darren - 2011-03-30 11:12

    What ever happened to survival of the fittest.

  • haynes.sp - 2011-03-30 11:15

    Gross ...aaarrgghh!

  • leigh.ridgway - 2011-03-30 11:36

    Reading this news article reminded me of one of my pet hates. Obese mothers and fathers with fat children. When I see them walking down the street I want to walk up to the parents and slap them across their fat faces. Do what you like to yourself but don't expose your kids to sh*t like that. It's child abuse.

      Dessy - 2011-03-30 12:08

      leigh clearly you dont know what you are talking about, in some instances some people eat themselves that way for instance where the woman eat so much she sat in a wheelchair because she is to fat to move but if you see a family where the grandparents, the parents and the children are fat its genetic. Go do your homework before you comment please.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-03-30 12:51

      @Dessie - don't fool yourself fatty. Apart from a few rare disorders, there is NO NO NO NO NO NO valid excuse for looking like a BLIMP - end of. Obese parents = Obese kids, because of dreadful eating habits and f@rkall EXERCISE(you know moving?) - SA is a country of fatties....booze, fast food and laziness will do that to you........Granted their are LARGE people due to their genetic material - but those are not who I am referring 2 - the morbidly obese splatters I see all around this country CAN NOT blame genetics.......

      blondetopaz - 2011-03-30 12:59

      @ dessy. it is not genetic. Rather bad eating habits and no excercise that the parents have and are showing their children. In the UK, extremely overweight children are removed in some cases - it is child abuse. so maybe you should sit in the corner?

      armosyn - 2011-03-30 13:47

      Jeez Leigh, but we ARE judgemental, arent we?

      Flee - 2011-03-30 14:05

      I agree, like these huge lumps sitting in KFC eating a full Family mean sucking on their Coke Zero and asking why they cant loose weight... WFT Stop eating crap... Or the Extra large Cream Cappuccino with a piece of cake, putting frikkin canderel in the bloody thing... Most are just sloths...

      Flee - 2011-03-30 14:07

      Dessy... The next thing that Gripes me is this whole Thyroid excuse.. I know a good few people with the condition, and they all manage to keep it in check with proper nutrition, exercise and the right frame of mind so What-E-Va Medical My ass.... Genetic my ass...

  • Opinionated - 2011-03-30 11:40

    Pig-dog! that is all there is to say. What a waste of a life

  • Dessy - 2011-03-30 12:04

    If they say Girlfriend I dont think they meant that they were involved with each other but just a friend. Telara, have you ever see someone that is so fat that they cant move? Easy to call him a pig but you you have no idea that that person could not even get off his chair because he was to fat to move. @Juislik I dont think she watch him gain weight he was already so overweight that not even she could move him, grow up man, you cant refuse someone food and hope he will lose weight that is so dum

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-03-30 12:52

      @Dessy - you could have put him on a diet, or requested some assistance....or contacted medical experts - no?

      leigh.ridgway - 2011-03-30 13:12

      It's 'dumb' Dessy! Who's uneducated here?

      darren - 2011-03-30 14:21

      If you are obese you eat too much

      mm - 2011-03-30 15:11

      She kept bringing him food that made him even fatter? So she is as guilty. She could have put him on a diet right there. He wouldn't be able to catch her or get his own food. And by the time he could, he would be grateful to her that he lost the weight. Nope, I bet all the residents of that house were big fat lazy slobs.

  • unrealchris - 2011-03-30 12:25

    Very very sad indeed. I just dont understand why the girldfriend would keep feeding him if he cant even move! Starve him till he moves again.

  • Jennifer - 2011-03-30 12:33

    I don't understand how this dude lived for so long, this guy was sitting is his own pee and poo with maggots. Did he not bother to as least wipe himself clean or get his girlfriend to do it!!How does one sit on your ass for two years solid??

  • Slypsteen - 2011-03-30 12:56

    "How does one sit on your ass for two years solid??" We have civil servants that have been doing it since forever...

      Flee - 2011-03-30 14:09


  • Belinda Bunn - 2011-03-30 13:06

    Most cases of obesity are self inflicted. Every time I go to a shopping mall its only the fattest of the fat I see stuffing their faces with fast food. These people have an absolute lack of self control!!!!

      armosyn - 2011-03-30 13:49

      pat yourself on the shoulder dear. Jop well done. You are skinny. Yeay!!

      mm - 2011-03-30 15:13

      armosyn and I guess you are not? If you are fat it does not mean you are eating too much, it means you are eating the wrong things no matter how little. I just lost 10kg and two pants sizes in 2 month by eating 6 times a day, but just the right stuff.

  • leigh.ridgway - 2011-03-30 13:10

    Dessy Dear, I am a certified Dietician and qualified Nurse, so my 'homework' gets done on a daily basis! 99% of fat/obese people bring it on themselves. Besides my work, I see gross lardar*es, strolling around our malls stuffing pies in their faces with the kids tagging along, stuffing their equally fat faces with the same cr*p! Who gives it to them? The PARENTS, that's who! Perhaps you are being so sensitive because you yourself are overweight/obese, with fat children to boot! The only reason you see generations of fat people in one family has NOTHING to do with genetics, it's bad habits that's been handed down from mother to daughter and so on. Cooking with fat, loads of oil, takeaways and lack of exercise. Plain and simple. It's still CHILD ABUSE!

      armosyn - 2011-03-30 13:50

      ok, leigh, get your point. You are a Very Important Skinny Person. I am also skinny, but your biatchiness is turning me against you. Where is the love dear? Glad I am not one of your patients.

      Liza - 2011-03-30 15:01

      I'm an overweight mother of two and I can honestly say this today. Not one of my children are overweight. My son is an active cricket & soccer player as for my daughter, she doesn't sit still for a second. I don't want to hand down my "bad habits" to my children. I teach them what is healthy and what isn't.

  • Tieneke - 2011-03-30 13:17

    This is a very sad story.....Being a obese person myself. But I will never let that happen to myself. I work 6 days a week 12 hours and longer. My feet kill me, but I'm living life. Hope they get him some proper help.

      leigh.ridgway - 2011-03-30 13:24

      Tieneke, I applaud you! Good for you for keeping active and busy. At least you are trying. I mean it, hats off to you!

      armosyn - 2011-03-30 13:51

      Oh Tieneke, you are soooo lucky! leigh is proud of you!! Whoopie!!!

      Flee - 2011-03-30 14:11

      Tieneke I secon Leigh... At least you make an effort, where others would lounge around and do nothing to try and improve their situation.... Armosyn.. your a chop, get a life...

      mm - 2011-03-30 15:16

      Oh my armosyn has made it PERSONAL with leigh now... Tieneke someone like leigh could help you. Even if you do not get a lot of exercize if you just eat the right things you will still lose weight

      Tieneke - 2011-03-30 18:05

      Thanks Leigh. I do not stuff my face 24/7 as many people believe, but I am an emotional eater. Many years of yo-yo dieting has buggered up my metabolism. This is the the price I pay, BUT I am a happy, positive person and proud of myself for what I do. Lots of skinny people are lazy, not clean on themselves and just plain NASTY..... p.s. both my kids are not overweight.

  • kevin - 2011-03-30 14:32

    one word, useless

  • alex - 2011-03-30 14:49

    It boggles my mind. This was a grown up.

  • Pokkels_LOL - 2011-03-30 15:06

    So he didnt took a bath for 2 years then...?

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  • pawsaw - 2011-03-30 16:55

    Gross and disgusting!

  • VanillaBabe - 2011-03-31 09:35 can people have no self respect and pride! Makes me wonder if his "gf" ever showed affection or did she think that feeding him was a form of affection!!!!!

  • Brad.Kopping - 2012-02-07 09:22

    i honestly dont knw hw u can allow urself to get that fat and to that weight. seriously. at some point don't you think "maybe i should stop eating!!!!"

  • vessela.hobson - 2012-02-07 12:20

    The man's girlfriend brought him food for two years as he sat in his own waste in the filthy apartment they shared with another man. The man's GIRLFRIEND????

  • craig.vanstraten - 2012-02-07 15:23

    Lard ass!

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