I can’t help but be reminded of a stupid mountain lion character that was a hapless foil of Bugs Bunny’s. When Bugs asks “How many lumps?” he’s holding a big wooden mallet. The stupid mountain lion always answers “Oh, t’ree or four” and immediately gets pummeled, even when wearing a saucepan as a helmet. The lumps swell and lift the cooking pot off his head. Funny when you’re twelve, still funny now.
This couple seems to be in the same mold – about as stupid, and getting almost as many lumps for it.
Apparently, she started out with just one, really really big lump. God only knows what’s going on under there.
Kansas City Star | 04/13/2006 | Couple apologizes for sextuplet hoax VIDEO
The scheme began to unravel Monday when The Examiner, a newspaper that serves eastern Jackson County, ran a front-page story that showed the Eversons smiling and holding up six new infant outfits.
Helen Brown, manager of Clemâ€™s Drive Inn (emphasis Blogula Rasa’s) in Independence, said she was immediately suspicious.
Sarah Everson worked there for eight months last year.
“Every boyfriend who came along, she was always (saying she was) pregnant,” Brown said. “Then the boyfriend would go away, and we never heard anything else about the baby.”
In December, Brown said, Everson came in and told her she had given birth to five babies and provided names and weights.
“It wasn’t that she was a bad employee,” Brown said. “It was just that she always had a lot of drama in her life.”
Ambrose said the investigation had shown that Everson had used the multiple birth story several times before.
In January, when the couple was behind in rent, Everson wrote a letter to their landlord, asking for patience because of the challenges of having five new babies.
This is from another paper, the Hamilton Spectator:
Hours before admitting it was a scam, Sarah Everson showed a reporter pictures of her in maternity clothes, her baring a huge pregnant-looking midsection, even sonogram images she claimed were of her infants. She showed off a tiny nursery, a closet full of baby clothes and the tiny diapers premature newborns must wear.
She said the entire story of her children’s births was being kept secret by a court order enacted because a member of her husband’s family was trying to kill the Eversons and their new sextuplets.
“I’m so afraid they’re not going to make it,” she sobbed. “Nobody understands how hard this is. I know that they’re here. I know what I had to go through to get them here.”
Sarah Everson said a detective began questioning her Tuesday evening; Bradley and Ambrose said the Eversons were interviewed at the police station for about an hour, during which they revealed the story was a scam. They were released pending charges.
Reached by phone late Tuesday, Sarah Everson offered no explanation. “I’m not talking to anybody right now,” she said, “because nobody gets it (emphasis Blogula Rasa’s).”
The website soliciting gifts was taken down Tuesday night.
Wow, she’s right. I’m sure no one is capable of getting it. My favorite part is still how her old boss at Clem’s (!) Drive Inn knew right off that Sarah was up to her old tricks. Interesting how the number kept climbing – I wonder if she started with one, and with every subsequent faked pregancy, added another?
There is no limit to how truly weird people can be.