Kaysville, UT – A Utah police department had all of its toilet paper swiped from its public restrooms, leading them to believe the theft was due to the coronavirus.
“For those of you preparing for the Coronavirus, what is the need for the hoarding of toilet paper?” the Kaysville Police Department stated in a Facebook post.
“The Kaysville Community must be in a state of crisis that someone has resorted to obtaining all the toilet paper from the KPD’s public restrooms,” the post said.
“We love our community and we are here to serve you, but cops need toilet paper too! Let’s go back to the days of obsessing over power poles,” the post concluded
The Kaysville Police Department said in a Twitter post that the community had responded to its crisis.
“Update to the toilet paper crisis!” the police tweet read. “A kind citizen just donated toilet paper to the police department advising “you need this more than I do.”
Kaysville Police Officer Joshua Danielson said that authorities realized there was a shortage when he received a complaint that the men’s restroom was “consistently devoid of toilet paper,” according to KSL.
Officer Danielson said he thinks the women’s restroom was not the target of the thieves because the department didn’t receive any complaints about it. He said police will speak with the workers who stock the restrooms and find out if the lack of toilet paper is out of the ordinary, according to KSL.
Officer Danielson said the department did have a detective team “on stand-by” if it became necessary,” but said that hasn’t happened as of yet.
CNN reported that Utah reported its first case of the coronavirus. That Utah resident was from Davis County, which is the same county as the Kaysville Police Department.
The Utah resident is believed to have contracted the coronavirus on a Grand Princess cruise ship, CNN reported. That resident was at home in isolation.