In Seattle the police are hunting a man suspected of stealing the toilet cistern from a pubic restroom as workers at a Subway sandwich franchise prepared his family’s meal, it was reported yesterday.
The man & his family went to the Subway on Sunday evening, after placing an order, he entered the restroom & remained inside even after his wife knocked on the door, asking why he was taking so long. Eventually she & the kids left without him, Seattle police said in a statement.
When the man eventually emerged from the bathroom after a further 30 minutes, he hurriedly left Subway’s carrying a large plastic garbage bag, police said.
An employee who later entered the bathroom discovered the toilet cistern was missing.
Subway workers valued the stolen cistern at $550*, police said. Witnesses at the scene were able to provide police with a description of the man, who remains at large, police said.
This craze for take-out DIY is really going too far.
* Which is why they work at Subway & not for a plumber (although they may have been trained in cost management by NASA).