Cops Bust Man Accused Of Pilfering The Plumbing From Burger King, Cracker Barrel And More

The pile of parts man is accused of stealing from restaurants (St. Petersburg Police Department)

The pile of parts man is accused of stealing from restaurants (St. Petersburg Police Department)

You know what’s annoying? Heeding the call of nature at a restaurant, only to find that the thing that makes the toilet flush is missing, and the necessary plumbing to tote away what needs toting is gone as well. Who would want to steal pieces of toilets? Police in Florida say a man has been accused of visiting local eateries and pilfering the plumbing for his own gain.

Cops in St. Petersburg arrested a 28-year-old homeless man and accused him of stealing toilet parts from bathrooms at Cracker Barrel, Burger King, Bob Evans and other restaurants around town, reports the Associated Press.

All told, he allegedly caused about $1,000 in damage with his plumbing plundering, reportedly taking the brass valve and piping to a county recycling center to cash in on the parts.

He’s been charged with eight counts of grand theft and 1 count of petit theft, as well as the ire of any restaurant customers who found themselves unable to flush recently.

Previously in restaurant bathroom vandalism: Man Eschews Comment Cards, Flushes Nails Down The Toilets At Subway & Starbucks

Man accused of stealing restaurant’s plumbing [Associated Press]