Toilet Paper Bandit Caught In Act, Arrested On Felony Theft Charge, Cops Report

A toilet paper heist was thwarted yesterday by an alert hotel security guard, according to Florida cops who arrested the alleged TP thief on a felony charge.

According to investigators, a guard at a Marriott hotel in Orlando was patrolling around 1:30 AM Thursday when he spotted a man “pushing a trash can toward his Honda van.” When the suspect reached the vehicle, he removed a bag from the can and placed it inside his auto.

Finding the man’s actions suspicious, the guard peaked through the van’s window and “noticed the bag was full of unused toilet paper rolls that belonged to the hotel.”

When the man--later identified as Angel Hernandezcinto, 31--returned to the van, the guard confronted him and “Angel admitted to taking the toilet paper.” The bag, cops say, contained 66 rolls of toilet paper valued at 99 cents apiece.

After receiving a 911 call about “a man stealing toilet paper,” cops arrived at the Marriott and questioned Hernandezcinto, seen above. The suspect, who is a Guatemalan citizen, claimed that he “knew a lady who was poor and had no job and was only taking the toilet paper to help her and her family.”

Hernandezcinto, who works for a company that provides cleaning services to the Marriott, confessed and “apologized for his actions,” police reported.

Hernandezcinto, who initially provided cops with a fake name, was arrested for theft from a public lodging establishment, a felony. The Orlando resident was booked into the Orange County jail, from which he was released yesterday on $2500 bond.

The 66 rolls of toilet paper were photographed by cops, but not booked into evidence. “The toilet paper rolls were released back to the hotel,” police say.