It’s a sad state of affairs when people go around stealing toilets. I don’t care if it’s regular porcelain or, in this case, made out of 100% solid gold; it’s still a damn toilet. People do all kinds of nasty shit (literally) inside of them so you’d have to be a desperate bitch to run off with someone’s shitter. Especially one that was placed inside of a historic monument.
This recent caper comes from England where Italian artist Maurizio Cattalan unveiled his masterpiece, a $5 million solid gold toilet called America at Blenheim Palace, which is Winston Churchill’s birthplace. Oh, but this wasn’t just an art piece. Mashable reports that Maurizio wanted a more interactive experience with this particular work of art.
While it is an art piece, the toilet is actually fully functioning and was hooked up to the palace’s plumbing facilities. When the thieves removed it, they caused flooding and significant damage.
Who the hell steals a toilet? And better yet, how have they not found the people that did this because as of now it’s still missing.
The toilet was stolen from the palace around 4:50 a.m. local time by a group of people, according to a statement from Thames Valley Police. Although police have not yet recovered the toilet, they did arrest a 66-year-old man in connection with the heist.
🚨 Burglary of high-value gold toilet – Blenheim Palace🚨
Inspector Richard Nicholls addresses the media following a burglary from Blenheim Palace.
— Thames Valley Police (@ThamesVP) September 14, 2019
This just goes to show you that people will steal anything if it’s gold. Or in this case, gold that’s been subjected to tons of golden showers.