A student who bulk-bought enough toilet roll to last him a year has revealed how he had the whole lot swiped by fellow residents of his apartment block.
Sheffield undergraduate Tom Pople, who tweets under the handle @_poplay, shared that he’d suffered the theft after the huge delivery of toilet roll was placed in the lobby of his accommodation.
The student was left bewildered when it failed to turn up at his door and contacted his landlord, who checked the CCTV cameras for the building.
The toilet rolls were seen being hauled off by a group of grinning students from the flat above him, after they’d snatched the multipack following a night out.
His landlord said there was ‘nothing he could do’, claiming it was Tom’s responsibility to get them back.
The student took to Twitter, writing alongside two angry emojis: ‘Bought some loo roll to last me for the rest of the year and some nitty tramps from the flat upstairs stole it. They’re refusing to give them back so what should I do?’
Smile, you’re on camera! Crystal-clear CCTV footage shows student Tom’s year’s supply of toilet roll being swiped from the lobby of his student accommodation
The replies came in thick and fast, with many suggesting that the culprits had committed a crime that should be reported with Yorkshire police.
One wrote: ‘The student accommodation people have got proof. Go back to them and ask them what they’re doing about this theft. Say that you’ll be contacting the police.’
Others said a written warning at the very least should be issued, and plenty of people reacted with more imaginative ways to wreak revenge including baking a ‘chocolate pie’ and presenting it to the thieves.
Another wrote: ‘As much as I’m LIVING for the drama, I’d get back to your landlord and ask them to intervene. Otherwise, print out the screenshots and decorate the lobby with head-to-toe wallpaper of the evidence.’
Cr**** behaviour: Four of the students are seen carrying off the huge stash of toilet rolls
On Twitter, a furious Tom (pictured) told his followers: ‘Bought some loo roll to last me for the rest of the year and some nitty tramps from the flat upstairs stole it. They’re refusing to give them back so what should I do?’
Back in their rightful place: Tom later revealed he’d got the rolls back – minus one
The security team at the student apartment block clarified exactly where the toilet rolls had ended up – in a flat upstairs
Enough for all of us! The culprits appeared to grin as they walked off with the toilet rolls
Others marvelled at how the student was that organised, with one commenting: ‘That is a lot of toilet roll – did you buy for the rest of the year or rest of the decade?’
Tom told MailOnline how things then played out, saying: ‘It was up to us to save the toilet rolls. I was hoping there could have been some police raid on their flat to get it back – the squat team maybe – but I was told that I’d have to go and ask them myself!’
Despite knocking on the culprit’s flat multiple times to get his goods back, they constantly ignored him. After a couple of days, they finally opened the door.
Tom said: ‘I was hopeful when they finally answered the door, but they point blank refused to give them back. I felt like I was never going to get my precious rolls.’
The loo rolls were eventually given back to him but…with one missing from the pack.
That stinks! The cardboard core of the missing final toilet roll was used to send a peevish note to Tom
Tom was left feeling both irritated and entertained by his neighbour’s antics.
He said: ‘Overall, the whole thing was kind of funny and really stupid, but at the time it was super annoying. I just wanted all my toilet rolls!’
However, the feud didn’t end there. Out of the blue, a note was posted through his letter box which read: ‘Best wipe I’ve ever had’ and was scrawled across the cardboard core of the unreturned toilet roll.
Tom added: ‘My housemate saw the note and sent me a picture, I was like “Oh my God, what is this” – but, most importantly, we were still down a roll! It felt like a hostage situation over a stupid toilet roll.’
Tom is still yet to be reunited with that last toilet roll, and wonders whether he’ll ever actually see it again.
He added that one of the culprits later came down to apologise for the whole ordeal but he says they should now watch out for their own deliveries.
‘They should keep an eye out for any toiletries they get delivered. I’ll be sure to keep an eye out for any deliveries of toilet paper they get so I can retaliate!’