An intoxicated Burton man who tried to report that someone had stolen money from his home became irate when authorities could not get him his money, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office report.
The man's surly reply: He told the deputy who had handed him a case report that the deputy should use it as toilet paper instead.
The man called the Sheriff's Office at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday, claiming someone had stolen $750 in cash from a padlocked closet in his Winsor Road home, the report said. The man couldn't tell the deputy whether the closet was locked.
The man told the deputy he believed a friend had stolen it, but became irate and uncooperative when questioned further. However, the man's roommate said he wasn't robbed, according to the report.
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The roommate told the deputy the man had a history of accusing people of taking his money, and the woman the man accused of stealing it said he had a history of forgetting where he had hidden his money.
After the deputy gave the man a piece of paper with the case information, the man again became agitated, throwing the paper back at him and telling him in an expletive-laden rant to use it as toilet paper.
No suspects have been identified in the theft.