With coronavirus pandemonium growing in the face of media hysteria, a thief in Oregon bashed in a car window just to steal toilet paper.
Seriously, people. This is $300 worth of property damage for about $10 worth of toilet paper.
The absurd crime was reported in Eugene, Oregon, on Tuesday when the local city police jumped to Facebook to warn the public not to leave toilet paper in a car like that.
Apparently, the back window of an SUV was smashed in and two 30-roll packs of toilet paper was taken.
“Toilet Paper Reported Stolen from Vehicle,” the Eugene Police Department wrote.
Eugene Police Department has received an online report where the rear window of an SUV was completely shattered and the thief took all valuables including two cases of 30-roll toilet paper and some valuable business and personal items. The theft occurred on March 14 between midnight and 5:45 a.m. in the 3700 block of W. 11th Avenue.
Anytime vehicles are left unattended for extended periods of time, local thieves view it as a favorable opportunity. It is not enough to lock the vehicle before leaving. To reduce the possibility of theft and deter criminals from breaking in to your vehicle, it is important to incorporate the following tips when leaving your vehicle.
It is just another example of people needlessly losing their minds during this coronavirus mania.
Police in Eugene were not the only ones to get caught up posting about toilet paper on social media.
On Sunday police in Newport, Oregon, warned the public to stop calling 9-1-1 when they run out of toilet paper.
“It’s hard to believe that we even have to post this. Do not call 9-1-1 just because you ran out of toilet paper. You will survive without our assistance.,” the department wrote on its official Facebook page.
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