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Rain Man
11-08-2005, 04:47 PM
They should cut off this guy's thumb.

I didn't know that he was a Nederland resident. Nederland is where the people go when they're too weird to live in Boulder, which is where they go when they're too weird to live anywhere else in the U.S. other than Berkeley.


A big but arises in toilet-seat story
Man who sued over glue prank made similar allegation in past, official says

Updated: 4:21 p.m. ET Nov. 8, 2005
DENVER - A man who sued Home Depot last month claiming a prank left him glued to a toilet seat made a similar allegation about another restroom more than a year ago, an official told a newspaper.

Bob Dougherty’s lawsuit alleges employees at the store ignored his pleas for help on the day before Halloween 2003 because they thought he was kidding.

But Ron Trzepacz, former director of operations for the town of Nederland, where Dougherty lives, told the Rocky Mountain News in Tuesday’s editions that Dougherty told him in the summer of 2004 he was glued to a toilet seat in the town’s visitor center but pulled himself free.

Trzepacz told the paper he inspected the bathroom and found “no indication that anything had been on the toilet seat.” No police report was filed, he said.

Dougherty’s lawyer, Mark Cohen, denied his client made such a claim and said Dougherty is willing to take a polygraph test.

“The allegation doesn’t make any sense,” Cohen told The Associated Press Tuesday.

Neither Trzepacz nor the Nederland town administrator immediately returned a call from the AP. Nederland is about 45 miles northwest of Denver.

Dougherty’s lawsuit, filed Oct. 28, said officials at the store in Louisville called for an ambulance after he had been stuck for about 15 minutes. Paramedics unbolted the toilet seat, which separated from his skin, leaving abrasions, according to the suit.

The lawsuit also said Dougherty was recovering from heart bypass surgery and thought he was having a heart attack when he got stuck.

The lawsuit claims he suffered pain, humiliation and financial loss. It seeks $3 million.

11-08-2005, 05:17 PM
So this did turn out to be a copy cat version of the finger in the Chili. :hmmm:

11-08-2005, 05:19 PM
Thank God. I'll be right back.

11-08-2005, 05:31 PM
Where do they grow these people?

siberian khatru
11-08-2005, 05:35 PM
A big but arises in toilet-seat story

GREAT headline

Rain Man
11-08-2005, 05:38 PM
Nederland is the place that has the frozen dead guy in the Tuff Shed, which has spawned the annual "Frozen Dead Guy Days" festival. Check out their Chamber of Commerce site.


Nederland is a place of seriously weird people.

11-08-2005, 05:38 PM
Thank God. I'll be right back.
Buying back that Home Depot stock?

11-08-2005, 05:40 PM
Buying back that Home Depot stock?

You bet. Right after I take a dump on my now "safe" toilet.

11-08-2005, 06:33 PM
Nederland is a place of seriously weird people.

Even I would agree with that.

Rain Man
11-08-2005, 06:34 PM
Even I would agree with that.

We need no more proof than that. :)

11-08-2005, 06:35 PM
Thank goodness. I've been holding it since last week.