Gagged priest ‘playing’ with handcuffs at church gets stuck, calls 911 for help
A gagged priest at Springfield’s St. Aloysius church called 911 late last year and asked them for help because he had been “playing” with handcuffs and he got stuck.
Audio of Father Tom Donovan’s Nov. 28 911 call was published by the Illinois Times on Thursday.
“I’m stuck in a pair of handcuffs and I’m going to need help getting out before it becomes a medical emergency,” Donovan tells the dispatcher in a muffled voice.
“You’re stuck in a pair of handcuffs?” the dispatcher replies.
“Yes,” Donovan admits. “I was playing with them so I need some help getting out.”
When police arrived at the church, they discovered that the priest’s voice had sounded garbled because he was also wearing a gag, according to the Illinois Times.
Although the Diocese of Springfield had been provided with a police report and a audio of the 911 call, they had refused to comment on the incident.
“I wouldn’t be able to tell you where Father Donovan is,” diocese spokesperson Kathie Sass said. “There’s a matter of privacy there.”
Sass told The State Journal-Register that Donovan had been granted a leave of absence in December for “personal reasons.”
|by Anonymous||reply 29||03/30/2013|
And he's on the cute side.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||01/04/2013|
Didn't this happen to George on Seinfeld?
|by Anonymous||reply 5||01/04/2013|
Is this some kind of new Opus Dei self-flagellation type devotional torture? I don't get it.
And what happened to the altar boy with the key?
|by Anonymous||reply 8||01/04/2013|
It was a paid (or maybe non-paid) trick who just up and left him, no doubt.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||01/04/2013|
It would be interesting to know what he was wearing in addition to handcuffs and a ballgag.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||01/08/2013|
It was the leather harness and nipple clamps that caused a few cops to giggle.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||01/26/2013|
this is my big fear.
tho I'm sure this guy feels he's lucky to get out alive. I would, too.
You say you were jumped from behind.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||01/26/2013|
They played the 911 call on some TV show a few weeks bag. I think it was "This just In." Funny
|by Anonymous||reply 14||01/26/2013|
Conversation overheard between two security guards in my building: "All the homosexuals rushed to become priests before 1984, so they could get benefits and change the rules".
|by Anonymous||reply 15||01/26/2013|
He looks like he can be a lot of fun. We know he's open to playing with toys.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||01/26/2013|
Obviously, he wasn't playing with handcuffs by himself.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||01/28/2013|
What was that supposed to mean exactly, R15? Weird.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||01/28/2013|
It was the size of the buttplug that raised a few eyebrows.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||01/30/2013|
This is a funny story. Has anyone seen a follow-up?
|by Anonymous||reply 20||03/29/2013|
It's a teachable moment, my children. Never pay rough trade until after he releases you. Lesson learned?
|by Anonymous||reply 21||03/29/2013|
How did the cops keep from laughing when they saw him in a harness, buttplug, and ballgag?
|by Anonymous||reply 22||03/29/2013|
The bishop explained that St. Aloysius' pastor, the Rev. Thomas Donovan, "is suffering from a psychological condition that manifests itself in self-bondage as a response to stress."
With the priest's consent, the statement includes a description of what Donovan's own clinical therapist had diagnosed as "non-sexual self-bondage."
|by Anonymous||reply 23||03/30/2013|
Thanks for discovering that HuffPo story, R23. I was wondering what type of tale his boss would deliver.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||03/30/2013|
What a shitty thing to do to somebody. I thought Don Draper was an asshole for doing the same thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||03/30/2013|
Remember, guys: It is always courteous to remove the gag from the priest's mouth, and give him the key to the handcuffs, before you leave.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||03/30/2013|
Fr. Tommy's boss, Bishop Paporocki, made headlines when he testified against Illinois’ proposed marriage-equality bill, arguing that same-sex marriage would undermine the “natural family.”
|by Anonymous||reply 27||03/30/2013|
i think it's ridiculous to call it "non sexual", but i do think it is possible he did this to himself and really was alone the whole time. i am guessing he is into all manner of heavy s&m, and putting himself into bondage is a form of 'masturbation' for when he needs to get off but can't get away from the rectory. i don't think it's at all impossible to gag oneself and get into handcuffs (even behind your back) if that is what you are determined to do. getting out of that, however, may indeed require public emergency assistance.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||03/30/2013|
I think it's hilarious that the priest tells the 911 operator, "I'll be here."
Well, he wasn't going anywhere!
|by Anonymous||reply 29||03/30/2013|