Suspect could face up to five years in jail for third-degree felony of dollar-store product.
Crime doesn’t pay, especially when you’re only getting single ply.
Safraz Shadeek Shakoor was arrested by police last week after the convicted pot dealer stole a single roll of toilet paper from his neighbour’s car at about 1 a.m. The owner of the unlocked vehicle called police after spotting the bathroom bandit in the middle of the deed, according to Heavy.
Shakoor denied the allegations once police arrived at his door, but did consent to a search of his home. This entry revealed that the thief wasn’t just happy to see police, but was keeping the prized roll of paper in his front pocket.
The paper matched the Dollar Store branded pack in his neighbour’s truck and Shakoor was taken into custody.
The police report said that the value of the six-pack from the Dollar Store was just $1, according to the company’s website, and is, not surprisingly, out of stock.
Pinching the paper will probably prove costly for Shakoor in Florida, where breaking into a vehicle with the intent of committing a crime inside said vehicle is a third-degree felony punishable by up to five years in jail. He is being held on a $5,000 bond with a court appearance set for Tuesday.
The suspect had left a long trail of low-level cannabis and other offences behind him before running into serious trouble in 2018 when he broke into a home armed with a baseball bat. He was again caught on surveillance video and charged with grand theft and armed burglary for stealing a bike in the days before toilet paper became the currency of the land.
He probably wishes he had grabbed a few extra rolls to help him out in his current home.
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Written by David Yasvinski