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Fat Fusion

An unnamed 43-year-old man from Bellaire, Ohio, died after being found unconscious by his roommates. He was so morbidly obese that police had to cut a hole in the wall of his house just to get him out. Worse, he had not moved from his chair for two years, and his skin was literally fused to the chair’s fabric. “The living room where the man lived in his chair was very filthy, very deplorable,” said local city code enforcer Jim Chase. “It’s unbelievable that somebody lives in conditions like that.” His two able-bodied roommates — one his girlfriend — had kept him fed. His landlord claimed the man used to be an active person. She had no idea how bad he was since he covered himself with a blanket every time she visited. (MS/Fox News) ...Room for rent. Two enablers included; no personality disorder too gross.
Original Publication Date: 24 April 2011
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.
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