With the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic causing toilet paper shortages across the country, the situation has pushed one Florida man over the edge. As Fox 35 reports, Angel Hernandezcinto has been arrested after he allegedly stole 66 rolls of toilet paper from an Orlando hotel. He has been charged with theft from a public lodging establishment, which is a third-degree felony.
The arrest report claims that a security guard spotted the man as he pushed a trash can towards the van outside the Marriott Hotel on World Center Drive. From there, the guard noticed that Hernandezcinto put a large bag of garbage inside the van before walking into the hotel. Upon closer inspection, peering into the window of the van, he saw the bag had a substantial amount of toilet paper rolls that he said belonged to the hotel.
Shortly after, the Marriott Hotel called the police. Hernandezcinto admitted to stealing 66 rolls of toilet paper from the hotel, which were worth around $0.99 each for a total of $65.34. He has apologized for the incident, but explained that he intended to take the toilet paper to an unemployed friend who was struggling to get ahold of any themselves. Hernandezcinto worked at the hotel as a cleaner.
He was released from jail on Thursday, and he has yet to enter a plea.