Thieves steal toilet from man's home in Huntington

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- It's often said that thieves will take whatever they can get their hands on, but one burglary case in Huntington has truly left the victim and neighbors dumbfounded.

On Saturday, Barry Hyder went to his daughter's wedding. One of the happiest moments of his life was followed by one of the most bizarre when he returned home.

"Our back door was wide open. The place was ransacked." Hyder said.

Somebody had climbed through a window into his house along Monroe Avenue in Huntington.

Hyder says there'd been a leak in his bathroom, so he'd been planning to remodel it and install a brand new commode, which was sitting in a box in his living room.

The thief stole a TV, computer, and the new toilet.

"How desperate are you that you steal a toilet of all things?" Hyder said.

Neighbors are confused why a thief would stoop to this new low.

"I don't understand why somebody would steal a toilet," neighbor Ashley Holland said. "It's very sad for somebody to break into somebody's house to steal a toilet."

"It's fitting you stole a toilet, because this is a bunch of crap."

Hyder moved to Huntington last November and says this is the third time there's been a break-in at his home in less than a year.

He says this toilet theft is the last straw, and he is making plans to move to Tennessee to be with relatives.

"This is it. I can't handle any more," he said.