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March 8, 2014

The case of the purloined purple potty

Novelty item being used in Relay for Life fundraiser missing

By SALLY SEXTON

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.

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