In one episode of The Simpsons, Homer swallows a cell phone, and then has conversations on it while it’s in his stomach.
A Blue Springs, Mo., woman apparently tried to repeat the stunt, and it didn’t quite work out so well.
Police said they received a call at 4:52 a.m. from a Blue Springs man who said his girlfriend was having trouble breathing.
When they arrived at the house, they found the 24-year-old woman had a cell phone lodged in her throat.
“He wanted the phone, and she wouldn’t give it to him, so she attempted to swallow it,’ Detective Sgt. Steve Decker of the Blue Springs Police Department said. “She just put the entire phone in her mouth so he couldn’t get it.’
Police said an ambulance transported the woman to St. Mary’s Medical Center in Blue Springs. A hospital spokeswoman said she couldn’t give details about the woman’s health because police have not released her identity. — Associated Press
Police said they didn’t know if the phone was set to vibrate or not.
The woman, as yet unnamed, is today’s Stupid Person of the Day.