The worst date ever? Possibly.
A woman who went to the toilet in her date’s house had to be rescued after reportedly getting stuck in the window while trying to retrieve her own poo that would not flush.
The unnamed girl had been for a meal at Nando’s with student Liam Smyth, 24, before they went back to his place for a nightcap.
But a bizarre chain of events unfolded after she apparently went to the toilet and blocked the pan.
In a panic, she picked up the stool and threw it out the window – but it fell down into a narrow gap between the neighbouring property.
Faced with a tricky situation, the woman had no choice but to confess to Liam, who bravely helped lower her out of the bathroom window into the gap between the houses in an attempt to retrieve it.
But she got wedged upside down and eventually had to be rescued by firefighters who were called to Liam’s pad in Bristol.
Liam – a postgraduate studying sociology at Bristol University – said: “After our meal, we repaired back to my house for a bottle of wine and a scientology documentary.
“About an hour in to Louis Theroux and chill, my date got up to use the toilet. She returned with a panicked look in her eye, and told me she had something to tell me.
“‘I went for a poo in your toilet’, she told me ‘and it would not flush.
“She continued, I don’t know why I did this, but I panicked. I reached into the toilet bowl, wrapped it in tissue paper, and threw it out of the window’.”
Liam went on: “I was understandably concerned, and told her we would go outside, bag up the offending poo in the garden, bin it, and pretend the whole sorry affair had never happened.
“Unfortunately, owing to a design quirk of my house, the toilet window does not in fact open to the garden.
“Instead, it opens into a narrow gap of about a foot and a half, separated from the outside world by another (non-opening) double glazed window.
“It was into this twilight zone that my date had thrown her poo.”
Liam said he went for a hammer to smash through the window but his date – an amateur gymnast – was convinced that she could reach into the window and pull the poo out, using the tried and tested ‘inside out bag as glove technique’.
But then things got even worse for her and after picking up the stool, she got wedged in.
Liam recalled: “Try as we might, we could not remove her from the window. She was stuck fast, upside down in the gap.
“Unfortunately for my date, at this stage I could see only one way out of our predicament.
“She had been upside down in the window for around 15 minutes at this point, and I was starting to grow concerned for her health. I called the fire brigade.”
Bristol’s finest managed to pull her out but Liam has now been left with a £300 bill for the window – and has now launched a GoFundMe page to replace it.
The money was raised in hours and Liam has promised to donate the excess cash to a charity that help maintain flushing toilets in the developing world and to the firefighter’s charity.
Avon Fire and Rescue service confirmed they received a call on August 7 to Liam’s address.
A Fire service spokesman said: “We received a call at 22:41 to one female trapped between interior and exterior glass.
“Two crews were sent from Temple station and she was rescued using hand tools.”
Liam added that despite his date’s awkward ending he did see the woman again.
Posting an update on Wednesday, Liam said of the money raised: “We have far exceeded the target, and had a few offers to have the window replaced, free of charge.
“One hundred per cent of the money raised will be going to charity. I’m astounded by the response to this, as these are two fantastic causes.”
Offers came in from local companies in Bristol, including Warmley Windows, and as far away as Essex.
Postgrad student Liam was not at his terraced house in Clifton, Bristol on Wednesday as he is currently finishing his Masters dissertation, due on Friday.
His next-door neighbour in Bristol described Liam as “quite chatty and friendly”.
He said: ””He’s quite a laid-back guy, he seems like a pretty funny person.
“I was creasing so hard. I don’t know how anyone could go through such a horrifically embarrassing thing and come out the other side.
“It started out as just a charity fundraiser thing, but I think it’s gone a bit far for him now.
“He’s busy finishing his Masters dissertation so he’s getting a little bit freaked out. And the girl is great, but she 100 per cent does not want to be named.
“She’s happy to talk about it with her friends, but not with anyone else.”
Liam insists it was “one hundred per cent true” and refuted suggestions it was exaggerated.