Toilet destroyed at Robe-Anne Park restroom

Wednesday, June 15, 2022
A toilet in the restroom facility at Robe-Anne Park is in pieces after a sweatshirt was stuffed into it and lit on fire Wednesday.
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A toilet in the restroom at Robe-Ann Park in Greencastle was destroyed Wednesday afternoon after a shirt was stuffed into it and lit on fire.

First responders were dispatched to the park at about 1:25 p.m. for a reported structure fire. The Greencastle Fire Department arrived soon after and found a sweatshirt stuffed into one of the women’s toilets and ablaze.

While firefighters were able to extinguish the fire, the toilet cracked into pieces due to the heat making the porcelain brittle.

Other than that to the toilet, no other damage to the facility was found.

With the Greencastle Police Department and Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department also present, Police Chief Tom Sutherlin said the incident is under investigation.

The parks department announced that the facility will be closed and that a portable restroom will be in place until further notice.

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  • people damaging cars and buildings, kids breaking into buildings, we all need to keep open eyes and if you see something SAY something! Police cannot be everywhere.

    -- Posted by small town fan on Wed, Jun 15, 2022, at 3:19 PM
  • Probably should install some cameras and security equipment!

    -- Posted by Putnam County Resident #10549 on Wed, Jun 15, 2022, at 5:30 PM
  • I was at the park today on my lunch and I saw three teens walking towards the restroom when I was leaving, around 1255. I wouldn't be surprised if it was them. Two females and a male.

    -- Posted by anymouse on Wed, Jun 15, 2022, at 7:00 PM
  • Probably not the perpetrators fault for doing this.

    -- Posted by beg on Thu, Jun 16, 2022, at 9:33 PM
  • There's a new medication called ColonBlow that probably caused this damage...pity the fool.

    -- Posted by Ben Dover on Mon, Jun 20, 2022, at 11:27 AM
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