Bank employee locked up in psychiatric hospital after saying that Barack Obama follows her on TwitterBy Mason White 2:56 PM March 24, 2015
By: Mahesh Sarin
A bank employee filed a lawsuit against a hospital after being forcibly locked up in a psychiatric unit for 8 days, according to court documents filed in New York.
32-year-old Kam Brock, a bank employee in Long Island, was admitted to the psychiatric hospital after telling doctors that President Barack Obama is following her on Twitter.
According to Brock’s Twitter account, Obama is really following her. The incident began when Brock was stopped by police officers as she was driving a BMW.
Her car was confiscated on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana. No drugs were found in the car.
The next day, when Brock went to retrieve her car from the police station, she was handcuffed, put in an ambulance and injected with sedatives.
She woke up the next day in a hospital gown.
After being admitted to the psychiatric unit at Harlem Hospital, Brock endured eight days of psychiatric tests, group therapy and lithium injections.
Brock said that she was ridiculed after saying that she works in a bank and that Obama follows her on Twitter, despite the fact that she was telling the truth.
Brock denies being an emotionally disturbed person and medical records confirm it. When Brock was released after eight days without explanation, she received a bill for nearly $14,000.
She is now seeking unspecified damages against the hospital.