Obese Woman Hauled Off On Flat Bed Truck

Sure, she weighed 750 pounds and was dead when they hauled her, but still, a flat bed? Teresa Smith, 48, passed away in her rather large bed. The coroner in Marion County (Indianapolis) decided on a humane and respectful way to dispose of the body.

He had a bunch of guys drag her mattress, with her still on it, across the lawn to a flat bed truck. Once loaded, they covered the body with a piece of carpet. How is that for a brilliant plan? I am surprised they didn’t just use a back hoe but maybe one wasn’t available.

This happened in front of Teresa’s 13 year old son, boyfriend, and other neighborhood folk. “I think they should have handled it differently, putting her on a flatbed like they did. That was like putting a cow up there,” said Smith’s boyfriend, David Johnson. (Dave, a little hint…using the word “cow” was probably a poor choice of words).

A former coroner disputed the fact that there was no better way to move the body. He insists that rotund people are not uncommon and that most major counties have the appropriate equipment and vehicles to handle it. I guess Indianapolis just isn’t a big enough city.

I wonder what the weight limit is for one to earn the right to be hauled away in a “normal” vehicle. 300 lbs? 400lbs? Fat people are always getting screwed over like this. They have to buy 2 seats in an airplane, they have to sit on tiny toilets (tiny for their ample asses, that is), they have to wear spandex even if it chafes, they can’t do it doggy style because it is physically impossible…just a plethora of disadvantages. Depressing.

One neighbor offered an excellent idea about how to move a large body the next time. Order a “moo-ving” van. While the comment might be seen as slightly insensitive, it is not without merit.

I do have a serious question, however. When Teresa gets to heaven, will she still be 750 pounds? Will Jesus have to give her a separate cloud or have specially made “super sized” wings prepared? I am still confused on whether the body goes to the hereafter or not. If so, you should at least have an option to trade in your body for a better model. Heaven is closer to the sun so it has to be hot up there. Us fat people do not do well in the heat.


26 Responses to Obese Woman Hauled Off On Flat Bed Truck

  1. im wondering what her bf looks like.

  2. Bart says:

    In this case, I think the term “Fat Bed” truck is more appropriate. And perhaps less insulting?

  3. yorksnbeans says:

    I wonder what the special equipment looks like.

  4. anyone ever seen that movie where leonardo dicaprio plays a retard..and his mom is so fat that when she dies they just set the house on fire…i was very fond of that…

    just saying…

    “we can go where ever we want now, mommas gone…”

  5. For some reason I feel hungry. I wonder if Dave was able to actually hit that??

  6. sweatsmodel says:

    Well since the story goes that (insert preferred deity) is all-knowing, you’d think he’d skinny her up so as not to impede her ascent. Barring that, I guess a parting of the earthly atmosphere, complete with angelic assistance to direct traffic, is in order.

  7. guiltybystander says:

    Doggy style is totally possible. I think your ‘fattitude’ is suspect. :p

  8. I wonder if Smith’s quote wasn’t just taken out of context. “…handled it differently, putting her up on a flatbed like they did…”

    Perhaps there was a work-related injury, or the tiedown straps were inadequate. Maybe he felt bringing along more men would have been beneficial. Maybe he had an overhead crane in the yard but was told that wouldn’t be necessary.

    All in all, I have to imagine they knew this day was coming and really should have had a contingency plan in place. Not just, “Well. She’s dead. The ball’s in the coroner’s court now.”

    It may have nothing to respect, or lack thereof.

  9. Ram Venkatararam says:

    As a man of considerable girth I can sympathize but, honestly, someone needs to tell the boyfriend that when you’re 750 pounds it may be unrealistic to expect some 115 pound paramedic to hoist you out on his back and stuff your corpse in an ambulance only marginally larger than an austin mini.

    • elizabeth3hersh says:

      Incarceration will whittle you down in no time Ram. I hear the Mexicans have a tasty version of the American sh** on a shingle. It’s made with refried beans and served on a tortilla. Looking forward to the new svelte Ram.

      • elizabeth3hersh says:

        …didn’t realize you were at Gravel Bay and not Mexico (I have really been out of the loop). I hope you haven’t been punished with any of that vile sounding nutraloaf I have been hearing so much about.

  10. There are some situations where things have to happen that seem really insensitive, but it is the only way to handle it and I think this is one of those times.

  11. Kevin John says:

    750 lbs? Let’s face it, thyroid problem or not, the girl let herself go.
    I’m with Ram. What were the poor parameds going to do? Lift off in a helicopter?
    It amazes me they got her through the doorways to the outside without a tow truck and seismic wave alerts.

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