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Florida Man Arrested For Stealing Toilet Paper

According to the NY Daily News, a Florida man was arrested this week and charged with stealing about 66 rolls of toilet paper from a Marriott in Orlando.

Angel Hernandezcinto, 31, was spotted by a security guard early in the morning putting a trash bag in the back of his van. The guard became suspicious and questioned why someone would put a bag of trash in their own car, so he peeked inside and saw the bag was full of toilet paper.

The cheap toilet paper was valued at around $0.99 per roll, but could potentially be flipped for many times that price with the shortage of TP in grocery stores around the country.

When asked why he did it, Hernandezcinto told police that he planned to give the TP to a woman he knew who is poor and unemployed.  He said he wanted to help the woman and her family.

Even though he apologized for the simple crime, police reportedly decided to charge Hernandezcinto with theft from public lodging establishment, which is a felony in Florida. He worked at the hotel as a cleaner and used his credentials to gain access to the paper.



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