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British Authorities Are Scrambling To Find A Stolen Solid Gold Toilet


Added 09-14-19 02:06:02pm EST - “Titled America, it is a work of art by Italian Maurizio Catellan worth more than a million dollars. It was stolen Saturday from England's Blenheim Palace where it was installed for an exhibition.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “British Authorities Are Scrambling To Find A Stolen Solid Gold Toilet ”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

America was set to be on display at Blenheim Palace through Oct. 27. Tom Lindboe/Courtesy of Blenheim Art Foundation hide caption

British police have arrested an unidentified 66-year-old man in connection with the theft of a solid gold toilet from a palace west of London.

The toilet, titled America, is a work of art 7by the 58-year-old Italian artist Maurizio Catellan. It had been installed for an exhibition at England's Blenheim Palace earlier this week.

"We are saddened by this extraordinary event, but also relieved no-one was hurt," the statement said. "We are grateful to our staff and to Thames Valley Police for their rapid and brave reactions."

Thames Valley Police believe a group of thieves used "at least two vehicles" to accomplish the task. They broke in overnight and left the scene around 4:50 a.m. local time.

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