Toilet paper becomes a hot commodity since the start of lockdowns across countries starting in March. However, police said do not call 911 if you run out of toilet paper.
The Newport Police Department in Oregon is currently dealing with an odd emergency case in which they receive several calls from people complaining about shortage of toilet papers in supermarkets.
Authorities said there are more urgent matters residents may look into aside from not finding toilet papers in your nearby stores.
In a Facebook post last March 15, Newport Oregon Police Department said it could not believe they received reports like this.
The authorities reiterated do not call 911 if you run out of toilet paper.
To further address the problem, authorities provided toilet paper alternatives out of history, citing the fact that both Mayans and colonial-era Americans used corn cobs.
Further, they said residents should be resourceful during trying times. “There is a TP shortage,” they said. “This too shall pass. Just don’t call 9-1-1. We cannot bring you toilet paper.”
Since the ongoing lockdowns restrictions in early March this year, hygiene items specifically toilet papers easily get out of stock.
Reports say shoppers even wait to take products straight from the box.