The toilet paper loo-nacy Down Under has reached new heights – with a man being tasered during a fight over TP.
Amid panic buying due to the coronavirus, the 50-year-old man went to a Big W in the New South Wales town of Tamworth, where the toilet paper supply was dwindling, according to news.com.au.
“Police were told the man became aggressive over stock unavailability and threw boxes of tissues at a female staff member and walked off,” New South Wales police said in a statement.
“When a female customer approached the man, he allegedly grabbed her around the throat before she was assisted by another customer. No injuries have been reported,” the statement added.
The unhinged man then stormed off to another store, the Tamworth Shoppingworld, where cops tasered him during a struggle in which he put one of the officers in a headlock and went for another’s gun, according to channelnewsasia.
“After police deployed a taser to effect the man’s arrest, he was taken to Tamworth Police Station, where he was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics as a precaution,” police said.
The suspect was charged with common assault, resisting an officer in the execution of duty and assaulting an officer in the execution of duty.
The incident comes amid a shortage of toilet paper blamed on panic buying in Australia, where more than 50 people have been confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus, including an 8-month-old baby in Adelaide, Agence France-Presse reported.
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