Police in pursuit of stolen toilets

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A few johns are long gone, and deputies are looking for the hot seats.

Someone broke into a tractor trailer and stole an unknown number of toilets Thursday night or Friday morning, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

The toilet caper is quite unusual, investigators said.

"It's the first I ever heard of it, and I've been here 22 years," said Sgt. Ken Rogers, a property crimes investigator. "I never heard of it, but I think you can pawn anything."

Anything but toilets, at least at one local pawn shop.

In his 14 years in the business, Ray Bigger said he has never had someone attempt to pawn a toilet, and he wouldn't accept it if someone did.

"I'd probably laugh," the owner of Cardinal Pawn, Title Pawn & Jewelry said.

Not laughing, though, is Gerald Terrell Gilmore, who reported the crime.

The truck driver said he parked his rig in a parking lot in the 2500 block of Tobacco Road. Someone cut a "heavy duty" lock securing the load.

Reach Greg Gelpi at (706) 828-3851 or greg.gelpi@augustachronicle.com.

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dbruker
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dbruker 02/17/07 - 08:17 am
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Police have nothing to go on.

Police have nothing to go on.

Rose
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Rose 02/17/07 - 10:39 am
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Why in the world would

Why in the world would anybody steal toilets? hahahaha.I have never heard of such a thing. Sounds like it could be kids playing a joke? Or a crack head who can't remember stealing them.People will steal anything these days. Can you picture the person or persons who did this when they go to jail? Other inmates will ask what you in here for? Stealing toilets. hahahaha

sassygalady30
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sassygalady30 02/17/07 - 01:19 pm
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now this took the cake lol

now this took the cake lol what a bunch of idiots.i hope ya'll catch um

elizabeth61
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elizabeth61 02/17/07 - 01:55 pm
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The toilet thief is probably

The toilet thief is probably a house builder.

Jenn30907
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Jenn30907 02/17/07 - 02:45 pm
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Exactly what I was thinking

Exactly what I was thinking elizabeth61.

Adam1
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Adam1 02/17/07 - 03:37 pm
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I think I might have just

I think I might have just broke the case. Goto the link on the chronicle's site: http://spotted.augusta.com/chronicle/display.html?gallery=14166&photo=126479&imgsize=#photo

Rose
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Rose 02/17/07 - 04:22 pm
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hahahahaha. police have

hahahahaha. police have nothing to go on. hahahaha

icanusethat
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icanusethat 02/17/07 - 08:55 pm
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sounds fishy it might be him.

sounds fishy it might be him.

Rose
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Rose 02/17/07 - 09:10 pm
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have police flushed them out

have police flushed them out yet?

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OUTSIDE THE BOX 02/18/07 - 01:46 pm
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I am glad to see that someone

I am glad to see that someone else besides myself (elizabeth61) can see the big picture. With home sales down what a great way to cut back on some of the cost / lost than for a contractor to get a deal on a truck load of toilets.

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