Too good to be true. Hats off to the hoaxers.
That Viral Story About The Poor Woman Stuck With The Poop Tattoo? Sorry, Itâ€™s Totally Full Of Crap.
November 29, 2011 | thesmokinggun.com
That viral story about the Ohio man who purportedly tattooed a pile of excrement on the back of his wayward girlfriend?
Fake. Fake. Fake
As the fable goes, â€œRossie Broventâ€ was expecting her boyfriend, â€œRyan L. Fitzjerald,â€ to ink a scene from â€œNarniaâ€ on her back. Instead, having found out that â€œRossieâ€ had cheated on him, a vindictive â€œFitzjeraldâ€ retaliated by delivering a tattoo of a steaming, swirly pile of excrement encircled by several flies.
â€œRossieâ€ claimed â€œFitzgeraldâ€ tricked her into drinking a bottle of â€œcheap wineâ€ and tequila shots, which incapacitated her for most of the time it took him to ink the tattoo.
According to the story–which is accompanied by a photo of the purported tattoo–â€œBroventâ€ this month filed a $100,000 civil lawsuit against â€œFitzjerald.â€ The former couple are described as â€œtrailer park residentsâ€ from Dayton in the story.
As seen above, the photo appears legitimate. In fact, it first surfaced online about 18 months ago as part of a â€œWorst Tattoo of the Dayâ€ post on the blog I Am Bored.
The image reappeared this week–complete with a backstory about the fractured love of â€œRossieâ€ and â€œRyanâ€–on a sketchy â€œweird newsâ€ web site that appears to be dedicated to ginning up its Googe AdSense impressions.
A review of court indices, of course, shows no such civil complaint has ever been filed (either in federal or state court) by â€œBrovent.â€ James Druber, administrator of the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court (where Dayton residents file their six-figure complaints), said that he had heard nothing about the purported tattoo lawsuit.