Adult Man Pretends to Be a Baby, Collects SS Disability, Promises to Kill Himself if Benefits Stop

Oh good grief – so disgusting. You can’t make this stuff up. This adult man man sleeps in a crib, drinks from a baby bottle, and wears huge diapers. So who changes them? His friend and nurse, Sandra Dias might. He also goes to work, at an adult job and designs baby furniture, including a highchair for himself. Perhaps the real story here, other than Social Security officials sending the man a check each month, is that he promises to kill himself if the benefits stop. Stanley Thornton’s “condition” is termed “Infantalism.” It’s not sexual, he says.   Senator Tom Coburn is trying to encourage an investigation into the Social Security benefits Thornton allegedly receives. Disclaimer: Stanley Thornton is not related to me (Maggie Thornton).

Stanley Thornton, Baby-Wannabe, and Sandra Dias

The Daily Caller:

[COBURN] “Given that Mr. Thornton is able to determine what is appropriate attire and actions in public, drive himself to complete errands, design and custom-make baby furniture to support a 350-pound adult and run an Internet support group, it is possible that he has been improperly collecting disability benefits for a period of time,” Coburn wrote in a letter in a letter to the Social Security Administration’s Social Security Administration Inspector General Patrick P. O’Carroll Jr.

In response to Coburn’s glaring light on his taxpayer paid benefits, Thornton has threatened to kill himself:

[THORNTON] “You wanna test how damn serious I am about leaving this world, screw with my check that pays for this apartment and food,” he said. “Try it. See how serious I am. I don’t care. I have no problem killing myself. Take away the last thing keeping me here, and see what happens. Next time you see me on the news, it will be me in a body bag.”

Did I mention that Stanley Thornton is a “bedwetter,” perhaps in the “Diaper Lover” category?


Stanley Thornton and Sandra Dias Adult Pretend Baby Man (video)


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  • BobF

    he said. “Try it. See how serious I am. I don’t care. I have no problem killing myself. Take away the last thing keeping me here, and see what happens.

    Hey diaper boy, I have no problem with you killing yourself either.

  • And Mister Thorntons reaction?. You wanna test how damn serious I am about leaving this world screw with my check that pays for this apartment and food. Next time you see me on the news it will be me in a body bag. .Thornton says he tried to hold down a job he did 18 months as a security guard once but trauma stemming from childhood abuse combined with other mental problems made it impossible for him to hold the job and he has been receiving SSI payments for most of the last 10 years..This guy runs a web site for other adult-baby types.

  • jo

    I’ve heard people refer to him as mentally ill. He is not. He’s a con man, plain and simple.
    People that are genuinely suffering are losing benefits, RX care, etc, because of scams like this. They both make me sick. He won’t kill himself—-he will make a minor attempt for publicity and then hopefully find a darn job.

  • I think we are all agreed that the man isn’t mentally ill enough to kill himself. He’s having too much fun.

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