published Friday, September 16th, 2011

Tennessee man steals toilet paper, gets four years in prison

A man convicted this summer of breaking into a fairgrounds building and stealing several industrial-sized rolls of toilet paper was sentenced to four years in prison today.

Percy Johnson, 41, might have gotten probation, but for his 28 prior criminal convictions.

Johnson and another man were arrested on Oct. 7 last year after they were seen breaking into the Creative Arts Center near the Pipkin Building along what is now Tiger Lane at the old Mid-South Fairgrounds.

A city employee saw them coming out of the building with armfuls of toilet paper and called police. There was no testimony in the July trial on what the men planned to do with the rolls.

Continue reading at the Memphis Commercial Appeal.

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McRand said...

And now we're going to feed, clothe, room and board this poor soul for four years over a couple rolls of toilet paper? No wonder the county's going broke.

September 16, 2011 at 7 p.m.
UjokinRIGHTQ said...

Well, McRand, that's the lunacy of America's justice(injustice) system. Mom dispose of baby in woods, tells mulitple lies and no one still doesn't know how she died. Mom becomes an overnight celebrity and walks. Man steals toilet paper and gets 4 years? Even with 28 priors, of likely most misdemeanors, it doesn't make sense.

September 16, 2011 at 9:55 p.m.
sunnydelight said...

tnvolssuckbad said... Where do you draw the line then? is 30 the magic number before he gets locked up? Go to Hamilton County's website and look up his criminal record for yourself.

Nice try but He's not anywhere in the Hamilton County Data Base. This all happened in Memphis. I do agree with you statement . Where do you draw the line?

September 17, 2011 at 6:11 a.m.
bookworm said...

When the police arrested the man with the rolls of toilet paper, the policeman said: "Don't squeeze the Charmin!"

September 17, 2011 at 6:22 a.m.
trburrows said...

tnvols what makes you think memphis is in hamilton county? did you read the article?

September 17, 2011 at 7:54 a.m.
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