September 23, 2009

Sex toys, light fixtures taken from hotels

British hotels said items taken by guests during the past year include towels, toiletries, light fixtures, sex toys and a stuffed wild boar's head.

Officials at the Hotel du Vin in Birmingham, England, told The Daily Telegraph a drunken guest attempted to take a stuffed boar's head from a billiard room.

He was rather embarrassed and worse-for-wear, hotel manager Adam Thompson said. A few weeks later some of his friends came back and bought the object from us as a wedding present for him -- we donated the money to charity.

The Residence in Bath, England, which until recently offered sex toys for rent to guests, said patrons would often walk off with the items.

Beyond the usual things, such as shampoos and bath towels, the most frequently stolen items were our sex toys, a staff member said.

I would call them up to explain that they had been caught taking them without paying, she added. A pregnant pause would inevitably follow.

Another Bath hotel said guest took a light fixture from the floor while several hotels across Britain reported stolen towels, toiletries and linens.