British woman trapped upside-down in window while trying to retrieve her own poo

Firefighters rescuing the woman, who was trapped upside-down in a window while trying to retrieve her own poo.
Firefighters rescuing the woman, who was trapped upside-down in a window while trying to retrieve her own poo. PHOTOS: LIAM SMITH/GOFUNDME.COM

A British man's evening with a woman he met on dating app Tinder took a bizarre turn, after she ended up getting stuck while trying to retrieve her own poo.

The woman, an amateur gymnast who was not named, was left hanging upside down in the toilet window of Mr Liam Smyth's shared house in Bristol.

She had "panicked" when her poo would not flush and attempted to throw it out into the garden, the BBC reported.

However, the poo ended up stuck between two non-opening windows. She got trapped while trying to climb out of the window to retrieve it.

Mr Smyth had to call the Avon Fire and Rescue service for help. The service confirmed it had received a call and freed a trapped woman.

The University of Bristol student, however, was left with a £300 (S$530) bill for a broken window.

The story came to light after he posted on crowdfunding site GoFundMe in a bid to raise funds to pay for the repairs.


The "offending package" seen stuck in the window. PHOTO: LIAM SMITH/GOFUNDME.COM

"As a postgraduate student, that is a significant chunk of my monthly budget," he explained.

He initially set a target of £200, but the campaign went viral and has so far raised over £1,600.

Mr Smyth said in an update on the website on Wednesday (Sept 6) that all the donated funds will be split equally between two charities - one supporting firefighters and another that builds flushing toilets in developing countries - after he received several offers to replace the window for free. 

Recounting his experience, Mr Smyth said he had met his date for a meal at a Nando's restaurant before heading back to his house for a bottle of wine and a Scientology documentary.

"We had a lovely evening, and enjoyed each other's company very much," he wrote.

About an hour in, his date left for the toilet and returned in a panic as she explained her predicament.

The poo was stuck as Mr Smyth's toilet window does not open to the garden, but instead into a narrow gap separated by a non-opening double-glazed window.

"It was into this twilight zone that my date had thrown her poo," he added.


The gap between Mr Smith's toilet window and a non-opening double glazed window. PHOTO: LIAM SMITH/GOFUNDME.COM

Attempts by his date to reach into the window and pull the poo out proved unsuccessful, which led to her becoming trapped after climbing in head-first with his help.

Firefighters who responded to Mr Smyth's call spent 15 minutes breaking the window with hammers and tools to free her.

Mr Smyth told the BBC he has since met her for a second date and had a "lovely night", but that it was too early to tell if "she's the one".