Discovers the Strangest Stolen Objects in Hotel Rooms

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

There are no Limits to Creativity, not Even When it Comes to Hotel 'Souvenirs'

ROME, September 9, 2010 - Raise your hand if you have never looked at the slippers and
little bottles of bath foam just before checking out and thought 'anyway,
they'll never be used again'. Taking objects from hotel rooms is a fairly
frequent custom that everyone stoops to at least once in their lives. But
there are cases that make the news, not so much for the theft of a shampoo,
but for stranger and more unusual objects; has gathered the best
stories from its hotels.

Furniture and lightbulbs

Yes, that's right. There are hotels that have seen a shoe rack
disappear, or the sliding door from the wardrobe, in one case a man dressed
as a workman stole a grand piano from the hall, managing to carry out the
theft totally undisturbed. It is said that one couple asked for a room near
the car park, only to steal the entire furnishings and fittings from the
room, loading them onto a removal van. But there are also those who simply
take advantage of their holidays to steal the light bulbs from the room (0,60
), without forgetting to take the bulb holder, the wires and the light


Amongst the most unusual thefts comes the list of electronic
goods: stealing a telephone (even though it should be obvious that it won't
work outside the hotel) might be child's play, but getting away with an
air-conditioning unit that weighs almost 130kg seems rather more problematic.
However, the truly creative thieves are those who don't only steal the plasma
TV, but in order to avoid connectivity problems, also take away the
electrical cables for the DVD player. Finally, there was the person who stole
a colour photocopier from a meeting hall, who we imagine had to re-enact
James Bond to get round the security services.


This is certainly the category in which we found the strangest
objects: ironing boards, room numbers, curtains, two busts that first
disappeared and then returned with a taxi - unaccompanied, flowers, a
mediaeval sword, door hinges, a wooden bear more than one metre high and even
a marble fireplace! But certainly the best of all is the gentleman who stole
a stuffed boar head: once discovered he returned it to the hotel, but
received it as a wedding gift from his friends.

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