A politician from Stralsund, northern Germany, was caught red-handed stealing toilet paper from the men's bathroom in the local city hall, Ostsee Zeitung newspaper said on its website.
Frank-Michael John, 23, of the socialist Left party, is suspected of taking more than 200 rolls of toilet paper from the bathroom over the past few months.
The city hall's property manager hid in a bathroom stall on Monday evening and caught John with a toilet roll in his backpack and another in his hand.
Ostsee Zeitung did not specify why the young politician was stealing toilet paper.
If found guilty, John could face a fine or even a prison term.
MOSCOW, April 13 (RIA Novosti)
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