"Fat police lock up Chris"
Posted Mon, Feb 2, 2005 at 11:38 am
SOBBING 31-stone [~420 lbs.] Chris Leppard was dragged off to a mental hospital against his will by meddling social workers and police.At this point you're perhaps thinking of an amalgamation between Orwell and the Simpson's:
Chris, 23, has been forcibly detained for a month because he cannot stop eating [due to a physical, not mental disorder --LW]...
She said: "Four people turned up and after some questions, said they were taking him away. Chris was really upset, crying, saying he didn't want to go and that he wasn't mental.
"We didn't know they were coming to take him. He is being punished for being ill. He has a physical problem. He was working well towards losing weight...
...the authorities shipped him off to a specialist eating disorder unit at the Eastbourne Clinic where he will be assessed for up to 28 days...
...East Sussex County Council said "all proper procedures have been followed" - and such orders were "in the interests of that person's health or safety or to protect other people".
Burns: But, where are you taking me? What's happening?UPDATE: He was released yesterday, and he's going to sue.
Wiggum: Relax. You've gone off your nut, so we're stuffing you into an old folks' home. Those, uh, store guys signed the commitment papers.