Guilty NM Prankster Returns Stolen Toilet Paper

November 29, 2012 - 5:34 PM

Odd Toilet Paper Conscience

This Nov. 28, 2012 photo provided by Eastern New Mexico University shows a case of toilet paper that was sent anonymously by a New Mexico college graduate to his alma mater. Eastern New Mexico University said Wednesday that it received a box of toilet paper this week along with a Christmas card and written apology note by a former student who admitted stealing toilet paper for a prank. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Eastern New Mexico University)

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — University officials say a New Mexico college graduate, apparently feeling guilty over a student prank years ago, has sent a box of toilet paper to repay the school for loot taken from a dormitory.

Eastern New Mexico University says it received the yuletide gift box this week along with a Christmas card and written apology.

The box contained five packages of 16 rolls of two-ply, septic-safe tissue for a total of 80 rolls.

The anonymous writer apologized for stealing bathroom tissue years ago and said a new dedication to Christian faith led to the deed.

It was unclear whether the gift itself was a prank. But university officials say "all is forgiven."

The toilet paper is being donating to a nearby charity because it doesn't fit the school's dispensers.