Couple Arrested for Stealing Toilet Flush Valves for Quick Cash
A couple in San Antonio was accused of stealing toilet parts from local McDonald’s restaurants.
Patrick Ring, 45, and Dianna Rodriguez, 41, were caught stealing flush valves from a McDonald’s bathroom on Dec 11. The couple also confessed to also have burglarized Bill Miller Bar-B-Q, Jack in the Box, and five other McDonald’s locations in the area.
Police say that Ring and Rodriguez admitted to selling the flush valves to a recycling company because of its valuable brass content. A toilet flush valve has a street value of around $25 provided that it is intact.
Both are currently in Bexar County Jail on charges for thefts of various metals and other unrelated charges.