Some guys just can't get off the pot — literally.
Bob Dougherty, 57, has sued a Home Depot (search) in Louisville, Colo., saying he got stuck to a toilet seat in the restroom there after a Halloween jokester rubbed glue on it, according to The (Boulder) Daily Camera.
In the suit, Dougherty claims employees ignored his yells for help for at least 15 minutes — thinking the whole thing was some kind of hoax.
"They left me there, going through all that stress," Dougherty told The Daily Camera. "They just let me rot."
Filed on Friday, the lawsuit says Dougherty had been recovering from six-way heart bypass surgery when he was shopping in the store the day before Halloween 2003.
He thought he was having a heart attack when he got stuck to the can and took three nitroglycerin pills.
An employee eventually heard the super-glued shopper calling for help and let the head clerk know about the situation via radio.
The head clerk didn't act right away because he "believed it to be a hoax," Dougherty's statement says.
Kathryn Gallagher, Home Depot public relations manager, told The Daily Camera she couldn't comment on pending litigation.
After at least 15 minutes more, store officials finally called for an ambulance, the suit says.
Boulder County Paramedics (search) unbolted the seat and, while wheeling the "frightened and humiliated" man from the store, he passed out.
The paramedics rushed to get Dougherty on his back, and the toilet seat separated from his skin, leaving abrasions, the lawsuit says.
"This is not Home Depot's fault," he told The Daily Camera. "But I am blaming them for letting me hang in there and just ignoring me."
Dougherty's lawyer, Mark Cohen, said the store offered a measly $2,000 to settle the sticky situation.
"That was insulting," he told The Daily Camera.
The lawsuit says three suspicious juveniles were spotted inside the store, and coins were found glued to the sidewalk just before Dougherty got glued to the john.
— Thanks to Out There readers Fred H., Ben G., Cindy E., Sipke H., and Michele B. from Texas.
HONG KONG (AP) — A man was convicted of disorderly conduct and causing a public nuisance for dressing as a horse and running on a popular race track last year to urge full democracy in the Chinese territory.
Matt Pearce, a longtime Hong Kong (search) resident from Bristol, England, was given a one-month jail term Wednesday for each of the two charges, but the sentences were suspended for 18 months.
He had pleaded not guilty to both charges. The 30-year-old English teacher donned a horse costume emblazoned with the words "Demand Democracy Now" on Dec. 12, 2004, and ran on the Shatin race track.
He said he was following the example of British suffragette Emily Davison, who in 1913 ran onto a British race track demanding women's right to vote, and was killed by a horse.
The activist has lodged appeals of the convictions and sentences.
Pearce, who has been living in the former British colony since its return to Chinese rule in 1997, is best known for dressing up as Spider-Man and climbing on top of a jumbo TV screen in Hong Kong's central business district to protest Beijing's bloody crackdown on the 1989 pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square.
He also was charged with causing a public nuisance for that protest but no trial date has been set.
— Thanks to Out There reader Shannon O.
WOLFSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Someone stole $75,000 worth of bull semen from a Frederick County farm, the sheriff's office says. Eric Fleming said the six small canisters of frozen semen taken from a liquid nitrogen tank represented four to five years of collection work.
He said he had planned to sell it and use the proceeds to expand his breeding herd of shorthorn beef cattle.
"I'm so depressed about this that I probably will get out of the cattle business," Fleming said Tuesday.
He said he found the semen missing from an outbuilding on his Stonewood Acres farm in northwestern Frederick County Sunday night.
Fleming said the canisters held the semen of 40 to 50 bulls.
— Thanks to Out There readers Cathleen W. and Michele B.
LUCKNOW, India (AP) — This was no one-night stand. Scientists in India say they have discovered two fossils fused together in sexual union for 65 million years.
The findings were published in the October edition of the Indian journal "Current Science," which said it was the first time that sexual copulation had been discovered in a fossil state, according to the Press Trust of India news agency.
But voyeurs will need a microscope to view the eternal lovers.
The fossils are tiny swarm cells, a stage in the development of the fungus myxomycetes, also known as slime molds.
The cells reproduce by "fusing," Ranjeet Kar of the Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany in Lucknow reportedly told PTI. Once the cells fuse, long, threadlike appendages known as flagella, are lost, he said.
Finding the fossils in a fused position and with their flagella shed, is evidence that the two cells were having sex, Kar said.
"The sexual organs being delicate and the time of conjugation short lived, it is indeed rare to get this stage in the fossil state," the study said.
The cells were discovered in a 30-foot deep dry well in the state of Madhya Pradesh.
FERNDALE, Mich. (AP) — A man suspected of stealing discs from a video store was tripped up by his baggy pants, falling twice before police captured him, authorities said.
James Green, 30, of Detroit, took about a half-dozen DVDs on Sunday night, and initially made his getaway on a bicycle, police said.
Officers spotted him in an alley, and he abandoned the bike and ran, but his pants fell to his ankles and he tripped, Ferndale Detective Sgt. Patrick Jones told The Daily Tribune of Royal Oak.
"Finally, he kicked off his pants and shoes" and then jumped a fence into the backyard of a house where he was captured, Jones said.
On Monday, Green pleaded guilty to resisting arrest and retail fraud and was ordered jailed for 30 days.
BEACHWOOD, Ohio (AP) — Big-city girl looking for small-town love? Hardworking farmer with too little time to find that special someone?
An Ohio man may have the answer for your dating needs. His online dating service, farmersonly.com, has profiles of more than 1,800 people from around the nation.
"Single farmers need to find someone who can relate to what they do. Those people are out there. They just need to meet 'em," said the site's owner, Jerry Miller, 52, who lives in the Cleveland suburb of Beachwood.
Miller created the site in May after listening to a divorced farmer speak of her dating woes. She tried other online dating sites but couldn't find a Mr. Right who understood her rural lifestyle.
Miller isn't a farmer but his day job as an advertising man for clients including the Alpaca Owners & Breeders Association takes him to plenty of farms.
Nick Miller, who is not related to Jerry Miller, is a 35-year-old divorced farmer from Portage County who said he's just looking for companionship. He raises beef cattle and grows 300 acres of crops in Rootstown while working full time as an electrical engineer.
He said that leaves little time for meeting women, and those he does meet usually aren't thrilled with his long hours and sometimes messy — and smelly — farm work.
"It turns a lot of people off," he said. "Compatibility is tough."
— Thanks to Out There readers Aimee H. and Michele B.
Compiled by FOXNews.com's Andrew Hard.
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