66-Year-old man arrested for stealing solid gold toilet from palace

66-Year-old man arrested for stealing solid gold toilet from palace

- An 18-carat solid gold toilet was stolen overnight from Blenheim Palace in the United Kingdom

- Police confirmed the robbery and a 66-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the theft

- The 18-carat solid gold toilet, christened America, was part of an exhibition by an Italian conceptual artist, Maurizio Cattelan

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A gang of thieves bolted with an 18-carat solid gold toilet seat after they broke into Oxfordshire Palace and stole the artwork.

Thames Valley Police confirmed that the gang gotten into the place and stolen the toilet piece, entitled America, which people had been visiting to use. The toilet was functional and had been connected to the building's plumbing system.

A 66-year-old man was nabbed after the golden seat went missing and is in police custody.

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Plush gold toilet stolen in Blenheim Palace burglary

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America, the golden toilet, was part of an exhibition by an Italian conceptual artist, Maurizio Cattelan, that opened earlier this year.

The theft caused other problems as it disrupted the plumbing system.

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Blenheim Palace chief executive, Dominic Hare, disclosed they were aggrieved by the event but also comforted by the fact that no individual was hurt.

The gold toilet was famously offered to US President Donald Trump to use in 2017.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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