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Golden Toilet Stolen From Winston Churchill’s Birthplace

The gold toilet titled 'America'.

The gold toilet titled 'America'.

Photographer: Christina Horsten/picture alliance via Getty Images

Burglars overnight broke into England’s Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill, and stole an 18-karat gold toilet on display as part of an art exhibition.

The thieves took the “high-value” item, causing significant damage and flooding, and left just before 5 a.m., according to a statement Saturday from Thames Valley Police. A 66-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident, but the piece of art hasn’t been recovered, police said.