Toilet Scam Flushed Out When Man Goes Directly To Cashier To Return Stolen Commode

The funny thing about returning an item at a store? You have to have purchased the product in the first place. Cops say a man’s theft was flushed out quite easily when surveillance cameras at a Pennsylvania Lowes caught him grabbing a toilet and bringing it directly to a cashier to return it.

Officials say the 32-year-old man brought the “upflush” toilet to the return line right after taking it from its spot in the store. He was able to exchange it without a receipt for $677.34 in gift cards, reports ABC News.

He got away with his gift cards until the store reviewed its security tape and subsequently called the cops. The man was taken to jail after his arraignment, as he failed to post $30,000 in bail.

All apologies for the easy jokes here, folks. You just can’t write about a toilet-related crime without wordplay resistance going down the drain.

*Thanks so much for the tip, Rebecca!

Police: Man nabbed in Lowe’s toilet theft scam [ABC News]