A U.S. senator wants the Social Security Administration to investigate why people like a Redding, Calif., man who spend their days pretending to be a baby can qualify for disability benefits.
Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., dispatched a letter to agency inspector general Patrick O'Carroll Jr., after 30-year-old Stanley Thornton Jr. of Redding on a National Geographic Channel program called "Taboo," which looks at strange fetishes, cultural trends and customs from around the world.
The program, which aired earlier this month, highlighted Thornton and his roommate, Sandra Dias, who acts as his "mother." Thornton wears adult diapers and drinks from a bottle. In the program, he reportedly described how he built himself an adult-sized crib and he was shown building a man-sized high-chair.