Port Richey, FL - Felicia Nevins is crying to the media after Pasco County Sheriff's Office posted to Facebook about the semen bomb that she called them to disarm
Felicia Nevins and her husband have been trying to conceive a child for three years, and they have turned to artificial insemination, according to Tampa Bay Times. On May 17th, the couple collected semen and placed it into a 2-quart steel thermos with dry ice. The couple failed to follow instructions, resulting in a dangerous pressure build-up inside of the container which they were unable to re-open.
Fearing an explosion, the couple called first-responders to relieve the pressure inside of the container.
Pasco County Sheriff's Office described the incident in a Facebook post:
Pasco deputies responded to an Assist Other Agency call for service yesterday, May 17, at about 6 p.m. A 26-year-old Port Richey woman contacted emergency personnel, including Pasco Fire Rescue, about a possible dangerous situation.
The woman "advised she is trying to get pregnant by artificial insemination ... and was trying to store the sperm as per the directions. She stated she placed two small vials of sperm inside a 2-quart stainless steel thermos, added dry ice, and closed the lid without removing the rubber O-ring as the directions required."
The deputy advised Fire-Rescue personnel " ... of the potential for an explosion due to increasing pressure inside the device."
Fire-Rescue personnel carried the container outside to a safe location and used a pair of channel lock pliers to remove the thermos lid, releasing the pressure and removing the danger. The container was given back to the woman without incident.
The description of the semen bomb incident was posted to the sheriff's office Facebook page with a stock photo showing a reaction to the semen bomb:
So the dangerous situation was averted, the sample was safely recovered, and the sheriff's office had an amusing story about an anonymous 26-year-old woman from Port Richey who called them to disarm a semen bomb. No problem, right? Wrong. Felicia Nevins is claiming that identifying her as a "26-year-old Port Richey woman" was enough for the local media to identify her.
Later that night, a TV news crew showed up at her house to interview her. Rather than tell them to screw off, she spoke to the news crew, further publicizing the incident. After the story hit the media, the couple's secret artificial insemination experiment was exposed and Felicia Nevins began to further speak to the media while identifying herself, bringing more attention to the story.
Now, Felicia Nevins is blaming Pasco County Sheriff's Office for exposing her to both the public and her family. She says that she 'feels ashamed and embarrassed,' and she wants the Facebook post to be removed. Of course, there's no mention of removing the news articles which resulted from her speaking to reporters.
Removing the Facebook post is unlikely to accomplish anything, because the Sheriff's Office never identified her in the Facebook post. The news media found the details through a public records requests of reports, and then Nevins outed herself to the media. However, Felicia Nevins is still blaming the Facebook post. Sheriff Chris Nocco isn't planning on removing it.
"We attempt to show every day what our officers see in calls and we are a very open agency about the types of calls we see each day," Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco said in a statement. "This was a very unique call faced by our officers as well as Pasco fire fighters ... make no mistake, this was a potentially dangerous situation ... we are grateful that no damage was done."
"I don't see the comedy in it," she told Tampa Bay Times. "I'm not going to support a Sheriff's Office that thinks it's okay to belittle their community."
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