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Suspect goes on toilet strike for 37 days


Posted on Saturday, 24 February, 2018 | Comment icon 22 comments

The situation is proving to be a nightmare for police. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 West Midlands Police
A man who was arrested after swallowing drugs has been refusing to go to the bathroom for over a month.
The bizarre situation follows the arrest of a 24-year-old suspect who swallowed the evidence - a package of drugs - shortly before he was apprehended by police officers in Essex, England.

Since then, he has been under round-the-clock surveillance in his prison cell so that the suspect package can be 'retrieved' after he goes to the toilet.

Unfortunately however, the man has been refusing to go and has now managed to avoid doing so for a staggering 37 days. The previous record for this is believed to be 33 days.

His toilet strike has now been going on so long that there is a real danger that he might actually die.

Authorities are continuing to apply for custody extensions to keep the suspect confined however it remains unclear how the situation will resolve itself.

"[There is the] potential of something going seriously wrong," his lawyer stated.

"We're in an arena of risk of death."

Source: Independent | Comments (22)

Tags: Police, Toilet

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #13 Posted by Skulduggery on 25 February, 2018, 9:03
Sounds like a ****ty situation.
Comment icon #14 Posted by UFOwatcher on 26 February, 2018, 1:00
Over a Month? Is he eating anything? Slip him a laxative. I fined it hard to believe this story when the links says he is still eating and drinking....
Comment icon #15 Posted by Farmer77 on 26 February, 2018, 7:50
Well before that is the nasty step of sorting through the poo to retrieve the drugs. When I first started out as a corrections officer we had an inmate swallow some drug or another and as one of the new guys I was tabbed with the duty. Thankfully I remembered the job was union and I showed up an hour before one of the other newbies and for some reason I was able to "pull rank" and didn't have the pleasure.
Comment icon #16 Posted by Jon the frog on 28 February, 2018, 3:33
Just bring huge and powerful subwoofer and make him do what he need to do !
Comment icon #17 Posted by Setton on 28 February, 2018, 14:38
No, he won't. Or of he does, he won't get anywhere. Nobody's stopping him popping*, he's just choosing not to. His problem. *autocorrect - but too good to take out in this case!
Comment icon #18 Posted by OverSword on 28 February, 2018, 15:58
I suppose that depends on whether or not one believes the state has the right to search your intimate bodily fluids. I certainly do not. This is ridiculousness to the n'th degree.
Comment icon #19 Posted by Still Waters on 8 March, 2018, 16:11
Latest:
Comment icon #20 Posted by Hankenhunter on 11 March, 2018, 9:22
Bwahahaha! Apparently the poopitrator (thanks, acute) thinking he was getting a crappy deal, decided to withhold any evidence until some movement was made on the case. Well, it became the battle of the bulge betweenthe police and him. Tensions began to build in the jail (as with the cleaning staff) as people wondered who was going to fold under pressure first. Finally after two months, the police relented after receivingadvicefrom physicians, and the accused's bowels, to release the man for his own safety. The man was then rushed for a flush and gushat the local hospital where staff are sa... [More]
Comment icon #21 Posted by acute on 11 March, 2018, 12:21
I can't help wondering if he made it in time! (Sorry.)
Comment icon #22 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 16 March, 2018, 17:33
It was probably a photo finish nobody wanted to capture. I'm still amazed one can voluntarily hold it in for that long!


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