Police Recover Stolen Truck With 18,000 Pounds Of Toilet Paper

Tom Gantert

Police caught a stolen 18-wheeler that was filled with toilet paper.

Whitsett, NC – Police pulled over a stolen 18-wheel tractor-trailer that was carrying 18,000 pounds of commercial bathroom paper products on March 18, according to the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies from the Specialized Enforcement Unit were tracking the tractor-trailer after it was spotted making a traffic violation, according to WTHR.

The police followed the tractor-trailer to a warehouse facility that was a short distance from the highway.

Police determined the tractor-trailer was stolen locally and was being used to transport toilet paper and other paper products.

Police interviewed the driver but no arrests had been made, according to the Guildford County Sheriff’s Office. The driver is a suspect in the theft of the trailer, according to police.

Guilford County Sheriff’s Captain Daryl Loftis told the Associated Press that the truck’s cargo included a mixture of paper towels, toilet paper and other products.

Capt. Loftis said the cargo was not illegal and that only the trailer was stolen, according to the Greensboro News & Record. Capt. Loftis said it was “legitimate cargo going to a legitimate place."

Police are not releasing the name of the driver because the issue of toilet paper is “fairly sensitive right now,” according to Capt. Loftis.

Nationwide, there is a shortage of toilet paper as the coronavirus has caused it to be hoarded.

The Newport Police Department in Oregon posted on Facebook that residents have been calling 911 when they run out of toilet paper, according to USA Today.

Charmin has posted a note on Facebook about the shortage.

“We understand how frustrating this is, and we want you to know we take our responsibility to our consumers very seriously,” the post read. “We are producing and shipping Charmin at record high levels, and working diligently to get product out to our retailers as fast as humanly possible …”

Comments (12)
Dr Shoe
Dr Shoe

Okay, I have a Pallet of asswipe, now does anyone know how to Cook it, to get the most out of it to ward off the Beer Bug?

No. 1-11
flybynight
flybynight

Now that's a lot of fanny ribbon!!!!

Foundoutwest11
Foundoutwest11

shipping to the crack addicts

Consigliere187
Consigliere187

This headline is wrong. If it was "Commercial bathroom paper products," then it was sandpaper, not toilet paper, that was stolen.

bryantrent
bryantrent

Crazy

Forevrblue
Forevrblue

Ahhhhh TP, the new legal drug of choice!!!

jay369
jay369

Now thats what i call a serious case of diarrea.

Ghost_00000001
Ghost_00000001

So that's what happened to my order! It's been delayed far too long and I can't hold my poo for too long now...

Forevrblue
Forevrblue

Soooo can this be considered TP trafficking??

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

Police estimated the items had a street value of $1.9 million, making it one of the biggest busts in Guildford County history!

Rayb
Rayb

Does ANYONE really know the reason for this.. how much toilet paper do you need?
Stupid greedy people (quote from Walmart cashier)


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