Panic-Buyer Pulls Knife on Shopper in Toilet Roll Row

An argument over toilet roll almost turned violent after a knife was pulled out during a row between panic buying shoppers.

Police is Sydney, Australia, were called to a Woolworths supermarket over reports that a man and woman had been fighting over toilet roll.

Officers swarmed the area after the supermarket worker told them that one of the people involved was carrying a knife.

Fortunately, nobody was injured in the melee and a woman was spoken to by officers who attended the scene.

Empty toilet roll isle

A witness to the incident said: “There was a fight over toilet paper – you could hear a commotion coming from down the end aisle.

“There was a knife pulled and the people started running around. It was all over in a few moments, security were here and police came and talked to a woman.”

Toilet paper is currenlty being rationed in parts of Australia. Woolworths have put a ban in place that restricts people from purchasing more than four packs per person.

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George Day