Flickr / Thomas Leth-Olsen^ Not the towel in question. A police department in the United Kingdom recently posted the following message on their website. northumbria.police.ukAnd they also posted the same appeal on their Facebook page: Facebook / Northumbria PoliceWas this beach towel made of gold? Was it soaked in the waters of the fountain of youth? We may never know, because it remains missing! Commenters had an array of feelings about this perhaps less-than-urgent bulletin: Facebook / Northumbria PoliceFacebook / Northumbria PoliceFacebook / Northumbria PoliceFacebook / Northumbria PoliceFacebook / Northumbria PoliceThen something resembling an explanation came into view. Apparently it was a very expensive beach towel. Facebook / Northumbria PoliceThe police later responded to the long trail of jokes with this statement: Facebook / Northumbria PoliceTowel thief still at large.