Cast iron tub stolen from near east Madison yard | Crime
An old cast iron bathtub that was used as a home for pond fish, plants and a fountain has been stolen from a neighborhood on Madison's near east side, according to the Madison Police Department.
Officers said the tub was taken from the home on the 100 block of North Baldwin Street on March 25.
The homeowner told police that the tub was mostly sunken into the ground
"I use it in the summer for my pond fish and water plants and a small fountain," the owner explained in her report to police. "It looked beautiful by the way."
While she had not fixed it up for the coming season yet, the tub was full of water from winter's melt.
The woman said there were no drag marks, and she believes it would have taken a couple of people to hoist the hefty tub.
The MPD has been dealing with thieves who have been stealing items from construction sites, as well as people's properties, and selling the items for scrap.
Typically, scrappers are not in the bathtub business, police said. Usually they seek copper wire, and it’s not known who might be responsible for this theft.
"I understand I probably won’t get it back," said the woman. "But I care deeply about the neighborhood and want to go on notice that it was stolen."
Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014.