In December 2017, Charlie Villanueva had a surreal experience after discovering his Dallas home had been burglarized. While most thieves would go after valuables and appliances, those who hit Villanueva's house also went for his toilet, leaving the former NBA lottery pick in a crappy situation.
An empty space
The 6-foot-11 player also posted a picture of the empty space where the fixture used to be.
Of course, for Villanueva, the ordeal was no laughing matter. The toilet was just one of the items he lost to the thievery. As he mentioned, his other appliances were also stolen.
The 2006 NBA All-Rookie First Team selection also criticized the Dallas Police Department for its slow response to the incident. It reportedly took a few hours before they responded to his calls.
All's well that ends well
Even though Villanueva appeared to take it somewhat seriously, some netizens couldn't help but laugh and make fun of the situation. There was even a Twitter user who created an account that parodied the stolen toilet.
It was a relief that an odor eliminator supplier caught wind of Villanueva's concern and sent him a new toilet - just in time for the holidays.
For those who don't know Villanueva, he played 11 seasons in the Association and had stints with the Toronto Raptors, Milwaukee Bucks, Detroit Pistons, and Dallas Mavericks. He retired from the league in 2016.
Aside from his versatility as a scoring power forward, Villanueva was known for being the only NBA player who suffered from Alopecia Universalis, which caused him to lose all his body hair.