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David Emery

Superglue Revenge 2009

By August 5, 2009

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Buck Wolf over at Weird News just blogged about a sticky situation in Wisconsin involving an unfaithful husband, his jilted wife, three different women he cheated with, and a tube of Krazy Glue. Predictably, it didn't end well for the lothario.

According to a police report the four women allegedly confronted the guy in a motel room, beat him, and glued his penis to his stomach.

Shocking as it may seem, this sort of thing happens more often than you might think. Consider the case of Ken Slaby of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, whose jilted lover snuck up on him while he was sleeping and glued his penis to his stomach, his testicles to his leg, and the cheeks of his buttocks together. That was in 2000. In 2005 he filed a lawsuit and won hefty damages from his ex.

Folklorist Jan Harold Brunvand reported hearing of similar incidents dating as far back as 1980. "Unfortunately, I cannot tell my eager readers positively whether the 'Superglue Revenge' tradition is true or false," he wrote in The Choking Doberman (W.W. Norton, 1984). "What I can report is that the story has come out of hospital emergency rooms all over the country, and that it has been passed on from innumerable friends of friends to other storytellers."

During the early '90s a rumor went around saying that actress Sean Young had superglued her boyfriend James Woods' penis to his leg during a quarrel. Young later denied it in a Playboy interview, calling Woods was a liar and an "excellent salesman" who promulgated the rumor himself to defame her.

The upshot is that it's an old and familiar urban legend, which is not to say that in every given instance the story is false; rather, it points up a salient feature of urban legends generally, which is that they do sometimes come true.

Read more:
Krazy Glue Penis Punishment for Cheating Husband
Civil Suit Goes to Court: A Scorned Lover, Glue and a Naked Man
Urban Legends: The Uses and Abuses of Superglue
What Is an Urban Legend?


August 6, 2009 at 9:37 am
(1) Trevor Bowden says:

Superglue attack happened in Adelaide South Australia back in the 1980′s when supper glue first came out. A gang of bikies did a revenge invasion on another bikie and his girlfriend. The bikie got away so they superglued her genitalia as punishment.

August 6, 2009 at 9:58 am
(2) Diana says:

Truth. I personally know a few guys it’s happened to. Then again I live in Missouri. You just don’t mess with country girls.

August 6, 2009 at 10:32 am
(3) Brian says:

All you would need is some acetone and it is gone, why go to emergency room, just use finger nail polish remover

August 6, 2009 at 11:20 am
(4) Gary says:

Hey Brian, try putting acetone on your private area for the length of time it takes to remove the glue and repaot back to us and let us know if a trip to the hospital still happened LOL!!

August 6, 2009 at 2:01 pm
(5) Therese says:

Good point Gary!

August 6, 2009 at 5:52 pm
(6) lets-be-fair says:

I don’t see any humor in it, at all…. reverse the genders and imagine how the media would present the story… I’m, pretty much, just appalled… particularly at how many in the blogging communities (some) are so quick to dismiss the serious nature of this crime based on their personal emotional commonality with the perpetrators… even if one has been cheated on (and may still be bitter) there simply isn’t a way to justify violence…. no amount of infidelity justifies physical abuse (most definitely not sexual assault / battery)… the victim will suffer with psychological scars as well as physical (akin to rape trauma)… it’s just not right… punishment for violence against the male anatomy should be commensurate with that of rape…. all the media hype opens up a great opportunity for the WI courts to set an example… this behavior is absolutely unacceptable

August 6, 2009 at 6:55 pm
(7) Big Jim says:

I wouldn’t mind seeing some people get their mouth Super Glued shut!

August 6, 2009 at 7:17 pm
(8) ShanghaiJohnny says:

Yep!!!Most Definitely the Whole Damn”Birther”/”Tea Party”/Talk Radio Crowd And Loud Mouthed Self Absorbed Hollywood Liberals Like Sean Penn;Barbara Streisand and Michael Moore!!!

Yes,I’m an Equal Opportunity Annoyer!!!
I Get Tired Of Both Loudmouth NeoCons and
Loudmouth Liberals!!!

“Damn You Stink Man!!”.

August 11, 2009 at 12:56 am
(9) Lyn says:

This is a plot point in an Olivia Goldsmith novel, as well.

August 17, 2009 at 2:58 pm
(10) Gman says:

A friend of my brother’s mom helped with this event, it’s just so weird.

August 22, 2009 at 11:39 am
(11) Patti says:

Definately not just an urban legend. I live in the U.P. Absolute truth as I watch the unfolding criminal cases daily on the Green Bay News station

September 9, 2009 at 11:14 pm
(12) Superglue says:

Ha ha. Can’t stop laughing at this story. Dude…you are a true idiot.

October 8, 2009 at 11:38 pm
(13) shadow says:

I agree with Lets Be Fair…… seems like a cruel act for making a mistake this is not condoning his behavior Im just saying find another way to punish him LIKE LEAVE!

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