Columbus ‘bathroom bandit’ will spend 9 months in jail for pilfering potty parts

Gilbert Duwayne Courts

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Gilbert Courts was sentenced to 9 months in jail Thursday for his role in thefts from several bathrooms. 

He must also pay $8,975.99 in restitution to the victims.

Courts pleaded guilty to six counts of burglary at a hearing in November.

Courts was dubbed the “bathroom bandit” after he stole plumbing from several public restrooms in restaurants, stores and hospitals earlier this year.

According to police, Courts was stealing the bathroom fixtures for scrap to support a drug habit. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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