I’ve seen women and men alike do some strange things after they get dumped. Sometimes heartbreak or anger leaves people not in their right minds. But this story of a woman who somehow managed to steal her ex-boyfriend’s sperm from a sperm bank and inseminate herself takes the cake.
Twenty-seven-year-old Tobie Devall, of Sulphur, Louisiana, somehow managed to “bluff” her way into removing two vials of her ex-boyfriend’s sperm from a sperm bank. To make the story even weirder, she allegedly left the sperm bank with the vials in a paper bag, took them “next door” to a fertility clinic, handed them over and had herself inseminated. How in the world did this happen?
Under Louisiana state law, the ex-boyfriend, Layne Hardin, is expected to pay $1,000 dollars a month in child support for the now two-year-old boy. As you may have guessed, Hardin is suing the sperm bank, alleging an “utter lack of safeguards and protections.” No kidding. He had stored his sperm there years ago, to use with a different ex-girlfriend. Devall became aware of the stored sperm when her and Hardin went to the fertility clinic next door to discuss their own options for pregnancy:
In March 2008, they went to the fertility clinic to discuss pregnancy options for Devall. She was aware he already had his sperm stored at the clinic next door, according to Bernsen.
After a volatile on-again, off-again relationship that lasted about five years, the 44-year-old Hardin left the woman in 2011.
According to court documents, in November of that year, Devall walked into the Texas sperm bank and asked to obtain Hardin’s semen, which was handed to her in two vials that were placed inside a ‘paper lunch sack,’ no questions asked.
This is all sorts of crazy that never should have happened. Unfortunately, in these situations it’s not just about two feuding exes. There is a child here that has an amazingly dysfunctional birth story. Hardin has never seen the child because Devall allegedly won’t allow it. Devall claims that Hardin knew about the whole insemination plan and was okay with it. What a mess.
It’s stories like this one that make me feel like a pretty well-adjusted human being. At least I’ve never stolen anyone’s sperm!