Man Sues BMW for Persistent Erection

A California man who set out on a short but exhilarating motorcycle ride got off the bike with a long-lasting thrill. Henry Wolf has sued BMW North America and a motorcycle-seat maker claiming that a four-hour ride on his 1993 bike with a ridgelike seat has given him “a severe case of priapism” (a persistent, lasting erection) that he’s sustained for 20 months, ever since that fateful ride he took in September 2010. Apparently Wolf is “now unable to engage in sexual activity, which is causing him substantial emotional and mental anguish.” According to the suit, Wolf wants compensation from BMW and the seat maker for lost wages, medical expenses, emotional distress, and “general damage.”