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Woman Sent to Psych Ward for Saying Obama Follows Her on Twitter, Even Though He Really Does

Mar 26, 2015 04:34 PM EDT


A Long Island woman claims that she was forcibly placed in a hospital psych ward for eight days last year because a doctor didn't believe Barack Obama followed her on Twitter. The problem is ... she was right.

According to the New York Daily News, Kam Brock's ordeal began last September when NYPD pulled her over in Harlem and seized her BMW, accusing her of being high on marijuana.

Brock, 32, says she went to the NYPD station the next day to get her car back but instead was sedated and taken to Harlem Hospital for more than a week as an "emotionally disturbed" person. Although Brock admits that she was upset and became emotional, she says that she is by no means "disturbed."

In an attempt to disprove this, she told doctors that she works at a bank and that President Obama follows her on Twitter, both of which are true, according to the Daily News.

"I told (the doctor) Obama follows me on Twitter to show her the type of person I am. I'm a good person, a positive person. Obama follows positive people!"

The doctors, however, thought that she was delusional and suffering from bipolar disorder, so they sedated her and locked her up in a psych ward for more than a week.

"Next thing you know, the police held onto me, the doctor stuck me with a needle and I was knocked out. I woke up to them taking off my underwear and then went out again. I woke up the next day in a hospital robe," she recounts.

A document containing Harlem Hospital's treatment plan for Brock stated: "Objective: Patient will verbalize the importance of education for employment and will state that Obama is not following her on Twitter ... Patient's weaknesses: inability to test reality, unemployment."

To make matters worse, she is being billed $13,637.10 by the hospital for her treatment. Brock is seeking reimbursement for this, along with an unspecified amount in damages.

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