Oregon man foiled in attempt to steal 108 rolls of white gold (toilet paper), sheriff’s officials say
As cases in the coronavirus pandemic march steadily upward, the fear of running out of toilet paper has returned and some are turning to nefarious means to procure that flushable bounty.
Exhibit A is what Walla Walla County sheriff’s officials are calling “The Great Toilet Paper Caper of 2020,″ in which they said an Oregon man was thwarted in his attempt to make off with a large amount of TP.
According to a Facebook post from the county Sheriff’s Office, “a watchful citizen interrupted a residential burglary in progress” and called 911.
At first deputies couldn’t catch the alleged paper thief. But, authorities said, they later found the suspect in his disabled pickup. Authorities said they thought the truck was disabled due to poor maintenance.
“The toilet paper in his vehicle,” officials said in the post, “was in the same unique packaging that deputies had seen earlier in the residence.”