A truck driver in North Carolina was caught hauling 18,000 pounds of toilet paper inside a stolen trailer truck.
The motorist was caught by the police on Wednesday after they followed the lorry to a warehouse, where they were able to conduct further investigations.
According to the Guilford County Sheriff’s Police, the boxes were full of bathroom paper products.
In a statement that was released by the Guilford County Sheriff’s Police Office, they said, “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.”
The statement added, “Deputies followed the vehicle to a warehouse/dock facility a short distance off of the interstate and encountered the driver.”
The statement continued, “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 police did not release the name of the motorist.
The statement of the police went on to explain that the investigation is still ongoing and there have been no arrests made at the moment.
According to Captain Daryl Loftis, the cargo was part of a shipment. However, the trailer was stolen.
The news comes amidst the coronavirus outbreak, which has caused a lot of shortage in bathroom toilets.