SOUTH BEND - We've heard of scrappers stealing copper wires and pipes, but now they're targeting metal on toilets.
Police say someone managed to shut off the water and steal a small copper piece from the urinal inside the McDonald's on North Michigan Street in the middle of the afternoon last Thursday.
"It just shows you how low someone will stoop," said South Bend Police Capt. Phil Trent.
Trent says this is the first time a local business has reported toilet tampering for copper, but he's not surprised.
Also last week, two workers hired to scrap metal from a former Honeywell building in the 3500 block of Westmoore Street ended up pocketing the $600 cash they received for the metal and quit their job with the outside company. Police also arrested two men for stealing siding and copper wires from a building in the 2900 block of south Main Street.