A man taken to hospital stuck to a public toilet after a prankster covered the seat with glue was putting the ordeal behind him today.
The stainless steel lavatory was removed from the cubicle in Brierley Hill, near Dudley, with the man still attached, after the best efforts of emergency services failed to free him, said West Midlands Ambulance Service.
An ambulance crew and a rapid response vehicle attended the scene just before midday yesterday.
An ambulance service spokesman explained: "The man was using the facilities when he became stuck on the seat. It appears as though someone had left glue on it.
"Despite best efforts it was not possible to remove the 35-year-old local man from his position so, with the help of a local authority and the fire and rescue service, the man was removed from the cubicle still attached to the stainless steel toilet."
He was taken to hospital where a doctor used special chemicals to free him unhurt, if red-faced, while still inside the ambulance.
"He appeared to be none the worse for his ordeal other than being understandably somewhat embarrassed," the spokesman said.
The toilet, meanwhile, was returned to the public conveniences.