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TP Victim Gets Revenge
Status: News
Toilet-papering a house isn't a very original prank, and if it causes property damage (such as in the case below where the vandals smeared dog food and flour before covering it up with toilet paper), it's just plain obnoxious. So I totally support what California woman Katja Base did after waking to find her home TP'ed. She used some smart sleuthing to track down the people who did it and turned them in to the police:
She began by canvassing area stores asking them to look through records for unusually large purchases of toilet paper. She had luck at one store, where two days before the vandalism, someone bought 144 rolls of toilet paper, cheese, dog food, and flour. Using the store's security videos and a high school yearbook, she came up with names and went to police last week.
The one thing that surprises me is that the stores were willing to share their records with her.
Posted by The Curator on Wed Aug 02, 2006

The one thing that surprises me is that the stores were willing to share their records with her.Nah, only the one with the suspicious purchase had to co-operate. And then (I think) some police-officers might help to persuade the store-owner give the wanted information.
Posted by Jerry S  on  Wed Aug 02, 2006  at  03:01 PM
hmmm impressive! I don't think I would have tracked them down.
Posted by hmmm  on  Wed Aug 02, 2006  at  08:19 PM
I'm surprised at the store, also. Generally you need a court order to view security cameras or anything...
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Thu Aug 03, 2006  at  09:53 AM
I imagine shown a picture of the toilet papered house, most people might see a reason to agree to help.
Posted by Owen  on  Thu Aug 03, 2006  at  02:17 PM
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