Metro Atlanta has some of the healthiest residents in the country, but life’s different for at least one resident of Bellaire, Ohio, located just across the Ohio River from West Virginia.
There, emergency medical workers were called to the home of a 43-year-old man who had sat in his recliner for so long — at least two years — that his skin had grown into the chair’s fabric.
He had been using the bathroom in his pants and maggots were visible, according to a local TV station.
Unbelievably, this man has a “girlfriend” who lives in the house with him. Authorities said she would bring the man plates of food. She called 911 when her boyfriend became unresponsive.
A hole had to be cut through a wall to remove the man from the rented home. He later died, according to the Toronto Sun.
This sort of thing happens more often than it should — in 2008 a woman was found grafted to her boyfriend’s toilet seat.
In other disturbing news, soccer fans smuggled a corpse into a game in Colombia (not South Carolina).