Thief Makes Off With $2,000 Toilet Seat
SAN DIEGO -- San Diego police are searching for a valuable, high-tech toilet seat taken from an unlocked storage closet.
Hamid Shoushtari bought the toilet seat on the Internet. He said the missing seat -- worth an estimated $2,000 -- is heated. He had planned to see whether he could market the seat in California when it was stolen.
"We may not use it in California, but in colder places like Chicago or New York, in the morning you can program it and it will heat up your toilet seat for about 15 minutes or whatever time you want," Shoushtari said. "You sit on it, you can adjust the water temperature if you want to make it warmer or colder."
Shoushtari said he did have concerns about how the toilet seat would work because it combined electricity and water, a potentially deadly situation for someone sitting on it.
The case is the first grand theft of a toilet seat in San Diego.www.nbcsandiego.com/news/6256195/detail.html