Potty-room pilfering: Auto flushers stolen in Ohio
Published: Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 8:31 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 8:31 a.m.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A restroom rip-off in central Ohio has automatic flushers disappearing from the bathrooms at restaurants and other businesses.
Police say it's been happening in at least a couple Columbus suburbs. Investigators don't know if the thefts are related.
Handyman John Hahn tells WBNS-TV (http://bit.ly/yGqJ3c ) the flushers are likely being stolen for scrap because they contain a metal called red brass that can bring $2.50 per pound.
He says safeguards are needed because the flushers can be costly to repair.