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"Fat police lock up Chris"

From this:
SOBBING 31-stone [~420 lbs.] Chris Leppard was dragged off to a mental hospital against his will by meddling social workers and police.

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".
At this point you're perhaps thinking of an amalgamation between Orwell and the Simpson's:
Burns: But, where are you taking me? What's happening?

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.
UPDATE: He was released yesterday, and he's going to sue.

Privacy · Mon, 02/21/2005 - 12:38 · Importance: 4

Sun, 04/03/2005 - 16:59
Lindi Kessinger

Somebody with Prader-Willi Syndrome has a GENETIC disorder...they are not criminals and being morbidly obeise is not a reason to lock somebody up....what world do they live in? My daughter is 2 yrs old and has Prader Willi Syndrome. If more people cared enough about it they should be helping to fund research so our kids do starve the rest of their lives.... go to www.pwsausa.org to educate yourselves on the truth about Prader-Willi Syndrome.