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One Diner Stole the Fish Out of Wallse's Bathroom Vase

Welcome to Eater's latest feature, Shit People Steal, in which we ask restaurateurs what items in their restaurant have been (or are frequently) stolen.

2011_07_spswallsw.jpgToday, Wallse chef Kurt Gutenbrunner offers the story of one of the more brazen thefts in Shit People Steal history:

There’s a huge vase in the bathroom at Wallse that normally has a live fish swimming in it. A few years ago someone abducted the fish and we never caught the fish-napper. People also steal the benches in front of the restaurant, sometimes moving them down the street and leaving them there. Our ‘Employees Must Wash Hands’ sign also disappears a lot.
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