The Australian state police on Sunday indicted two Sydney women who were involved in a violent toilet paper brawl as major grocers in the country limit supplies to one pack per person while residents panic.
Police in New South Wales said two women, ages 23 and 60, were brought to justice for fraud "after a supermarket clash". They are due to appear before a local court on April 28.
Toilet paper has turned out to be an unlikely target for the storage of people who fear that the spread of the coronavirus epidemic will lead to supply shortages.
The number of coronavirus cases in Australia has exceeded 70, while a man in the eighties became the third COVID-19 case in the country.
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– Bold_Westie (@_West_Sydney_), March 6, 2020
Toilet paper made headlines on Saturday when police were called to a supermarket in south-west Sydney after a dispute over toilet paper broke out among three women.
A video of the incident, which went viral on social media, showed the women shouting and fighting for a shopping cart full of toilet paper, forcing ground staff to intervene.
A woman shouted, "I just want a package." Another, who was in possession of the wagon filled with toilet paper, replied: "No, not a package" before the ground staff intervened.
The woman who was allegedly attacked was unharmed and no arrests were made.
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