Pranksters glue shopper to toilet seat
August 24, 2009 - 11:19AM
Authorities in far north Queensland are outraged after a “sick joke” forced the humiliating rescue of a man stuck to the seat of a shopping centre toilet.
Police and community leaders have appealed for public help to find the prankster or pranksters responsible for the incident, which resulted in the 58-year-old man being taken to hospital.
Ambulance officers were called about 10.30am on Saturday to rescue the man after he sat on a toilet seat which had been smeared with a fast-acting adhesive.
He was forced to undergo the humiliation of leaving the Cairns Central shopping centre with the seat still attached to his behind, in full view of a busy crowd of Saturday morning shoppers.
Police say he was then taken to hospital where staff removed the fixture using industrial strength solvents.
The man is said to be extremely embarrassed by the ordeal.
Cairns City Council community safety committee chair Di Forsyth hit out at the offenders and called for members of the public to help identify them.
“I’m disgusted that a gentleman has had to go through that because someone thinks it’s funny - it’s a sick joke,” she said.
“I think the community would be outraged and quite rightly so ... it’s quite a dangerous prank.”
Police are investigating.