Friday, August 28, 2009

Pub Flushes Out Toilet Seat Thief

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A pub owner in Christchurch, New Zealand, is really down in the dumps.

That’s because about a week ago, someone stole a “very significant” toilet seat from Trev Inwood’s pub, Belfast Tavern.

It was a dark, cold night in the crowded bar and a thief nabbed a 20-year-old plastic toilet seat from the bathroom as a sick joke.

Inwood calls the stolen seat “sentimental.”

Over the years, it’s been used by everyone from regulars to famed prime ministers and professional rugby players.

He’s desperate to get it back and is offering a $100 bar tab – about 25 pints of beer – for its safe return, but so far, it’s a crapshoot.

He’s had a few imposters come forward with replicas, but his special “toilet seat committee” of patrons who “know the seat well” have dismissed them all as fakes.

Inwood says the real seat is “well-used, with a few burn marks and stains,” which only adds to its character.

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