Weatherford Democrat

Top News

March 8, 2014

The case of the purloined purple potty

Novelty item being used in Relay for Life fundraiser missing


A purple toilet isn’t a sight that you would typically see in someone’s front yard.

But that was the case of a home in the 900 block of Van Winkle Street until Thursday night, when it was stolen.

Kelli Glover and her Relay for Life team, in an attempt to raise funds for the upcoming event in April, created the purple commode to put in people’s yards. The homeowners would then choose a payment plan — $10 to get the toilet removed, $20 to get the toilet moved to a friend’s home and $30 for toilet insurance, which means removal of the toilet and a guarantee that it never comes back.

“I was involved in Relay for Life last year, but not nearly as much as I am this year,” Glover said. “I lost my mother-in-law last month to cancer, so this was really more of a sentimental thing.”

Glover said she dropped the toilet off at a co-worker’s house earlier in the week and drove by Thursday morning to check up.

“He had just paid me [Thursday] $10 to come and get it and by the time he got home around 7 p.m. Thursday, it was gone,” Glover said. “There are signs all over it that say it is for Relay for Life.

“I just don’t understand people or why anyone would do this.”

Anyone with information can contact Glover at 817-287-1787.

Text Only
Top News
Must Read
Top News
House Ads
AP Video
Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle At Least 20 Chikungunya Cases in New Jersey Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo NCAA Settles Head-injury Suit, Will Change Rules Raw: Amphibious Landing Practice in Hawaii

The City of Weatherford is considering an ordinance that would ban smoking inside restaurants and enclosed areas where food is prepared, sold or consumed. Do you agree with this proposal?

Don't care
     View Results