As of Thursday, April 11, 2013
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Clayton News Daily
JONESBORO If you sprinkle when you tinkle, please be neat — but don’t swipe the seat.
Thieves literally went into Jonesboro City Hall’s backyard earlier this week and stole a $700 toilet from Massengale Park.
Police Chief Franklin Allen said the porcelain throne was taken sometime between late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning from the park behind city hall on North Avenue. He said the bathroom was not locked even though the park was not in use.
It’s a case that has city officials scratching their heads. Do the thieves plan to sell the potty for spare parts, or did they take it in case they really need to use the bathroom later?
“It’s not a typical crime,” Allen said. “We’re in the process of reviewing our procedures at the park and finding a way to lock the bathrooms at night.”
Police believe the thieves brought tools with them to turn off the water flow and then dismantled it before removing it from the bathroom.
Police have no leads in the case because there was no video surveillance equipment at the park and the thieves left no evidence that can be used to identify them.