04-03-2006, 04:42 AM #1
Bizarre Piece Of Grateful Dead Memorabilia Stolen
POSTED: 4:29 pm PST April 1, 2006
UPDATED: 5:54 pm PDT April 2, 2006
SONOMA, Calif. -- The long, strange trip continues for Jerry Garcia's toilet.
Police say the Grateful Dead leader's commode was stolen recently from a driveway along with three other toilets and a bidet.
Garcia's salmon-colored toilet was the subject of a legal battle before it was finally moved to Sonoma, to await shipment to a Canadian casino.
It's unclear if the toilet was swiped by a wayward Deadhead or a thief remodeling a bathroom. Police have no suspects or leads.Henry Koltys bought Garcia's Marin County home for $1.39 million in 1997 and removed the toilet and other items he planned to sell to raise money for a charity.
After Koltys sold the house to a friend of the band's, the new owner sued to block the auction. The dispute was resolved last year, and Koltys moved the items to his home in Sonoma, about 40 miles north of San Francisco.
Last month, Koltys sold the Grateful Dead singer's toilet for $2,550 to online casino Goldenpalace.com, which planned to use it as part of a traveling marketing exhibit. The casino is offering a $250 reward for its return.
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