Couple Arrested for Stealing Toilet Flush Valves for Quick Cash Article

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.

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