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Thursday, November 03, 2005 

A Man, Some Glue, And A Toilet, Sounds Like a Lawsuit!

Seriously now, does this guy deserve money from Home Depot?

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Home Depot is defending a lawsuit filed by a man who claims the chain's Louisville store ignored his cries for help after he fell victim to a prank and was glued to a toilet seat.

"They left me there, going through all that stress," Dougherty told The (Boulder) Daily Camera. "They just let me rot."

The lawsuit said after about 15 minutes, store officials called for an ambulance. Paramedics unbolted the toilet seat, and while wheeling a "frightened and humiliated" Dougherty out of the store, he passed out.

He “rotted” for 15 minutes.

"This is not Home Depot's fault," he said. "But I am blaming them for letting me hang in there and just ignoring me."

Humiliation sucks. Public humiliation is worse. But trying to sue Home Depot over it is just petty and greedy. I get very irritated when people try to take advantage of the system. I get even more irritated that we cannot get quick and effective tort reform in place to remove this atmosphere of legal theft.