A woman was sedated, hospitalized and kept under close watch after telling police that US President Barack Obama follows her on Twitter.
After eight days at Harlem Hospital, doctors discovered she was telling the truth.
Kam Brock, 32, Ihas filed a law suit in Manhattan Federal Court by her lawyer Michael Lamonsoff, Ms Brock alleges that when she went back to the NYPD’s Public Service Area 6 station house to collect her car the following day she was handcuffed and put in an ambulance bound for hospital.
“Next thing you know . . . the doctor stuck me with a needle and I was knocked out,” Brock said. “I woke up to them taking off my underwear and (then passed out again). I woke up the next day in a hospital robe.”
Ms Brock admits she told doctors that the most powerful man in the world follows her on Twitter.
“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,” she said.
Doctors at Harlem Hospital found her claims so far fetched that their “objective” to successfully treat Ms Brock would be for her to “verbalize the importance of education for employment” and to get her to “state that Obama is not following her on Twitter”.
She was forced to attend group therapy, endure injections of sedatives, and take multiple behaviour-altering drugs, according to her lawyer.
Ms Brock was slugged more than $13,000 for her trouble and is suing the hospital.
“How would you act if you were being told you were crazy?” Mr Lamonsoff said.
Mr Obama has nearly 57 million followers on Twitter but follows only 644,000. User @AkilahBrock is one of them.
Since reading her story, her followers have expressed their support.