A Florida man has been arrested and charged with felony theft for stealing 66 rolls of toilet paper from a Marriott hotel. He allegedly used a trash can to attempt to sneak the rolls out of the hotel but was caught by security guard Yamil Egipciaco, who called Orange County police on Angel Esteban Hernandezcinto. Soon after, Hernandezcinto was arrested.
- You have to give Hernandezcinto credit for ingenuity, I suppose. According to Egipciaco, he was doing his normal patrols at about 1:30 a.m. when he noticed Hernandezcinto acting suspiciously. The 31-year-old man was seen pushing a trashcan towards his Honda van. “Angel opened the rear of the van and took a trash bag from the trash can and put it in his van,” the arresting officer wrote in his affidavit. “Yamil found it suspicious as to why he put a trash bag in his van and peeked through the window. Yamil noticed the bag was full of unused toilet paper that belonged to the hotel.”
- Hernandezcinto had easy access to the hotel. His attempted theft was earlier to pull off since he’s employed by a cleaning company that the Marriott hotel uses, Newsweek reports. Sadly for him, he didn’t anticipate being caught by Egipciaco.
- In total, he’d tried to steal a whopping 66 rolls of toilet paper. Prior to Hernandezcinto’s arrest, Egipciaco counted the loot so he could give police a full report. “Yamil counted 66 rolls of toilet paper, which are each valued at 99 cents,” the officer wrote. “Yamil wishes to testify in court on behalf of Marriott.”
- Hernandezcinto said he was doing it for charity. While he admitted to stealing the toilet paper, he also claimed that he was doing it to help those less fortunate. “Angel told me he knew a lady who was poor and has no job and he was only taking the toilet paper to help her and her family,” the officer wrote. Whether or not that is true, did the lady really need 66 rolls? Doubtful.
- He gave a false name at first. Hernandezcito originally told police his name was “Andres Hernandez,” though he later admitted he had only lied because he was scared. Once his identity was established, he was arrested and booked into Orange County Jail. He was released later that day on $2,500 bond.