Rescuers Called Out To Toilet Paper Holder Accident

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – You can file this under something you don’t hear about everyday. Members of Dallas Fire Rescue responded to a call of a “choking” at an apartment in the 8500 block of Fair Oaks Crossing.

Firefighters arrived to find the front door of the apartment open. They entered cautiously and soon heard someone calling out to them.

When rescuers went to the bathroom, they found something unexpected. “A 69-year-old female, sitting on the toilet, with a toilet paper holder impaled in her neck,” explained Dallas Fire Rescue Public Information Officer Jason Evans.

The woman had no trouble breathing and was able to speak. She told firefighters that she simply slipped and fell.

“She has a history of bad knees and it’s very difficult for her to walk,” said Evans. “And she apparently fell and the toilet paper holder just happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

Rescuers were worried about the weight of the toilet paper holder, which still had toilet paper on it, and decided to remove it at the scene. Firefighters used bolt cutters to cut off the heavy end and the remaining piece fell out on its own.

The woman, who was in good spirits, was taken to Baylor Hospital and is expected to only need a few stitches.


One Comment

  1. otis says:

    stuff like this is why fiction writers are on welfare.

    1. Enrique says:

      lol………too true.

  2. billy says:

    That’s right….put the blame on the toilet paper holder…history of not being there when you need it….history of having no history….

    1. MARIE says:


      1. Ethernet says:

        Who would a thunk it??

  3. ronny says:


  4. Don says:

    And no mention of any FEMA response. Why, there should be congressional hearings and a new toilet paper holder safety czar.

  5. Rathman says:

    Oh, you laugh now. But wait ’till the TP holder catches you alone late one night…

  6. sbast18 says:

    You must be a liberal. But, hey! She could get even more money for hurt feelings!

  7. Martin says:

    I got attacked by my wife’s tampon holder this morning. I didn’t make the news.

  8. PRS says:

    This sounds scary and painful. One day you too will be older and have falls.

    1. scroo yoo says:

      Thank you for showing decency and compassion,instead of showing everyone you’re an idiot like everyone else here has

  9. rowansmom says:

    I bet 10 lawyers have already contacted her…

  10. mike says:

    goes to show how our society and respect have degraded to the point of utter stupidity and lack of common sense. Just read some of the comments on these posts.

    1. scroo yoo says:

      wow,an actual serious comment

      I cant stand these idiot commenters either,Its not even that its offensive,its not even funny

      I dont even see the political angle in this.I hope all of these idiots drown in their own toilets-especially the ones who use the word liberal for something that has nothing to do with politics at all

  11. nike air max men says:

    come on.. this is redicurous

  12. EcstaticEarth says:

    You say liberal like it’s a bad thing! Freedom is bad for you? Those comments were funny, especially the fiction writers on welfare. That’s wit. She’s fine so it’s ok to laugh. Laughter is sooo necessary right now, so chill out!

    1. TrueConservAmerican says:

      Liberalism in modern day politics in America IS a bad thing. But either way, the comments are really funny. I don’t see it as a thing to be uptight about. Who cares that someone accidentally fell on TP? It didnt kill em, so get over it!

  13. S. Wagner says:

    I am older & have falls, but I still think this was funny!

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