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      Potty-room pilfering: Auto flushers stolen in Ohio

      COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) ?? A restroom rip-off in central Ohio has automatic flushers disappearing from the bathrooms at restaurants and other businesses.

      Police say it's been happening in at least a couple Columbus suburbs. Investigators don't know if the thefts are related.

      Handyman John Hahn tells WBNS-TV the flushers are likely being stolen for scrap because they contain a metal called red brass that can bring $2.50 per pound.

      He says safeguards are needed because the flushers can be costly to repair.


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