On a roll: Arrest made in Alabama toilet paper bandit case

Ira Glover | Photo: Trussville Police Department

Alabama authorities say they've wiped out a spate of toilet paper thefts by arresting a man accused of stealing dozens of rolls of bath tissue from a local market.

Posted: Aug 2, 2019 4:06 PM

TRUSSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama authorities say they've wiped out a spate of toilet paper thefts by arresting a man accused of stealing dozens of rolls of bath tissue from a local market.

Trussville Police Detective Ben Short tells news outlets 50-year-old Ira Glover led officers on a short chase before they arrested him Tuesday.

Police say Glover was caught on security video swiping dozens of rolls of toilet paper from a pallet last week before attempting another theft Tuesday. Investigators think he's been trying to refill his janitorial business' supply.

Glover was charged with attempting to elude law enforcement and reckless endangerment, and Short says the department is seeking theft charges.

AL.com reports Glover may have made away with hundreds of dollars' worth of toilet paper in thefts dating to at least March.

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