Painful Erections Lead to Drug Addiction and Theft

by: Mike Miller

Let us begin by stating once and for all – stealing is wrong.  There is no good reason to steal.  As a counselor for drug awareness classes and online theft classes I like to keep abreast of any interesting news stories about these subjects.  The following has to be one of the most ludicrous I ever have seen.

Painful Erections Cause Man to Become Drug Addict and Thief

I know what you are thinking, ‘did I read that correctly?’  Yes, it appears to be true, not something culled from The Onion.

The story has it that a New York man has been arrested for stealing money in order to combat his painful erections.

30-year-old David Miller allegedly broke into his father Tommy's apartment in the city and demanded money for painkillers, which he had become addicted to after developing his embarrassing condition.

David pulled a knife on his dad and declared "I want you out, and I want money", according to court documents acquired by The New York Post.

Tommy is then said to have called police, after which his son was arrested for burglary and attempted robbery. However, the elder Miller has since posted bail, which was set at a $25,000 bond or $5,000 in cash.

The father explained that his son has a very rare disease, a priapism, which means he gets an erection that lasts five or six hours, and it's very painful.

Doctors originally prescribed the powerful painkiller oxycodone to help him deal with his painful erections.  While the erections remain a problem, it is his addiction to oxycodone that is causing legal problems.  He's addicted to drugs now.

There is nothing funny about drug addiction and stealing, but I have to admit this story did cause me a chuckle or two.