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Socialist politician accused of stealing toilet paper

The Local · 13 Apr 2011, 07:21

Published: 13 Apr 2011 07:21 GMT+02:00

Cleaners at the Stralsund city hall had been baffled by the steady disappearance over several weeks of the paper supplies from men’s toilets – until they traced it to 24-year-old Frank-Michael John, a member of the Left’s executive committee in the area, daily Bild reported.

Allegedly John was systematically removing them from the paper holders in the toilet booths and squirrelling them away. State prosecutor Ralf Lechte confirmed an investigation was in progress regarding some “low-value items.”

John was caught with a toilet roll in his backpack and another in his hand following a meeting of the Left, broadcaster Ostseewelle reported.

Cleaners had been puzzled by the disappearance of toilet rolls for weeks and, suspicious, began their own investigation. The disappearances had coincided with Left party meetings.

Property manager Oliver K. told Bild he hid in a toilet stall after the Left’s meeting Monday night while a colleague guarded the hallway.

About 7:30 pm, he heard “suspicious noises,” which turned out to be John allegedly removing toilet rolls from their holders in the stalls.

Oliver K. alerted his colleague and together they confronted John.

The Left party was born out of the East German ruling party, the Socialist Unity Party of Germany.

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The young Left politician had, according to Bild, previously written: “Capitalism has worn out as a social system because it destroys people and nature.”

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Your comments about this article

09:52 April 13, 2011 by DoubleDTown
He probably said in his defense "But it was the Volksclopapier"
10:19 April 13, 2011 by KOKO
During the times of the DDR the cleptocracy burgled the citizens. Glorious past..
11:44 April 13, 2011 by whiteriver
this was an unnecessary action from the cleaners. They could simply hang a warning message in the restroom. And never disclose the name to the press of a person who is just a bit disturbed.

brutal punishment for a simple guy.
12:06 April 13, 2011 by Dogs_Gonads
What a load of crap.
12:27 April 13, 2011 by Landmine
he should go see a doctor if he had to use that much toilet paper. Surprised he could walk... ;-)
13:05 April 13, 2011 by taiwanluthiers
Rats at the rathaus...
13:21 April 13, 2011 by Heinrich der Zweite
He's mummified his wife.
15:57 April 13, 2011 by freechoice
this corresponds today news story about Czech President nicking a fine pen from a public conference with Chilean leader.
20:59 April 13, 2011 by 9900lawre
He was stealing them so he could hide cameras in them and supply them to the airport worker (later article).

Politicians can be bought on so many levels until someone pulls the chain.
10:35 April 14, 2011 by x.w.
Waterclosetgate
23:21 April 14, 2011 by wxman
Does this really surprise anyone? Stealing is what these people do!
07:10 April 15, 2011 by proclusian
Typical Springer-Presse story ...
07:44 April 15, 2011 by Universalismus
Klasse arbeit, Untersuchungstoilettenminister Oliver K.!

Give the SPD a break will you.

He is saying:

Wir sind gespannt, die wir SPD sind, und in Deutschland gewonnen haben. Wohl ohne keine richtige wirtschaftliche Lösung, werden wir sicherlich mehr zuhause K@cken. Toilettepapier bitte?

SPDleaks

@Heinrich der Zweite

lol, his mummified capitalistic wife.
11:56 April 15, 2011 by wenddiver
All poliyicians are full of sh&5, so it makes sence.
12:11 April 15, 2011 by Universalismus
At least with the SPD, if plenty of K@cke surfaces around, theyd wanna stock up, prepare for a Bundesweit emergency for enough Toilet paper to clean it.

Or SPD has faced the truth that CDU/CSU left so much K@cke behind that they aint got enough napkins to clean it.

Oder.. Toilettenpapierkette? :D
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