A 35-year-old man was arrested after police say he refused to leave a hospital where he was denied an enema.
Police about 10:05 p.m. went to the hospital after a report of a person who wouldn’t leave the emergency room.Fort Pierce police dumped the man, Joseph Williams, in the St. Lucie County jail following the April 5 incident at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute in Fort Pierce, according to records.
Police found Williams lying on the ground outside.
“His nurse explained that he came into the ER requesting an enema,” an affidavit states.
In general, an enema is the introduction of a liquid, such as water, into the rectum to facilitate the evacuation of stool. Typically, enemas are used in treating cases of significant constipation.
An abundance of famous quotes involving the word enema could not be found, though in Tim Burton’s 1989 “Batman” movie, the Joker character as played by Jack Nicholson said, “Can somebody tell me what kind of a world we live in where a man dressed up as a bat gets all of my press? This town needs an enema.”
Enema features prominently in the name of the 1999 Blink-182 album, “Enema of the State,” though there is no song of the same name on the album.
Meanwhile, doctors evaluated Williams and discharged him, determining he didn’t need an enema. He was told to leave but refused.
Police arrested Williams, of Fort Pierce, on outstanding warrants related to failing to appear in court.