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The Fifty Stone American Patty

by | 4th, April 2007

jackie1.jpg EVERYBODY loves a good ‘fat American’ story. And the latest sage of a housebound woman from New Jersey plays up to all the usual stereotypes.

Fifty stone (700 lbs) Patty Brown had to be cut out of her second-floor bathroom and hoisted down the side of her house on Monday. Yep, that’s right, 50 stone. I Googled it. This is not a belated April fool.

The seven-hour rescue mission began after Brown fell at her New Jersey home and couldn’t get up. When ambulance crews arrived they couldn’t get her up either and there was no way they were going to get her down the stairs. So they called the fire department.

Three fire engines and 25 firefighters dashed to the house. But there was little they could do without taking the house apart. Which is precisely what the fire crews did.

First they dismantled the toilet and radiator, then they removed the bathroom window and cut a hole in the wall.


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