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

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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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