A truck driver in North Carolina has been caught hauling 18,000 pounds of toilet paper inside a stolen trailer.
The motorist was busted by cops on Wednesday after they followed the lorry to a warehouse where they were able to conduct further investigations.
The boxes were reportedly full of bathroom paper products. Credit: The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office
A statement from The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office read:
“On March 18th, 2020, Deputies with the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office – Specialized Enforcement Unit, initiated an investigation involving a violation of NC Motor Vehicle law by the driver of an 18-wheel tractor-trailer traveling on Interstate 40 in Whitsett, North Carolina.
“Deputies followed the vehicle to a warehouse/dock facility a short distance off of the interstate and encountered the driver. After further investigation, it was determined the 53 foot Hyundai dry-van trailer was reportedly stolen locally and was being utilized to transport nearly 18,000 pounds of commercial, bathroom paper products.”
The statement went on to explain that the investigation is still ongoing and there have been no arrests made at the moment.
According to the MailOnline, Captain Daryl Loftis said that the cargo was actually part of a shipment that was otherwise lawful – only the trailer was stolen. He described it as ‘legitimate cargo going to a legitimate place’.
The vehicle was being used to transport bathroom products. Credit: The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office
Meanwhile, over in Florida a man was arrested for stealing 66 rolls of toilet paper from the Orlando hotel where he was employed as a cleaner.
Angel Hernandezcinto, 31, was arrested after he was spotted wheeling a trash can to his car and then putting a bag inside.
After Hernandezcinto had gone back into the hotel, a guard nearby peeked through the window to see that the bag was full of unused toilet paper rolls which were valued at $0.99 (85p).
Angel Hernandezcinto stole 66 toilet rolls. Credit: Orange County Sheriff’s Office
FOX5 NY reported that Hernandezcinto allegedly admitted to taking the toilet paper and told the guard he was giving it to a poor lady he knew who didn’t have a job.
He was charged with theft from public lodging establishment. According to PEOPLE, after being booked, Hernandezcinto was released from jail on Thursday morning. Online records do not reflect the bond that he paid or an attorney authorised to speak on his behalf. He has not yet entered a plea.