Six Saraland teenagers were pulled out of line at Walmart for attempting to buy suspicious amounts of toilet paper. Saraland police noticed their grocery carts full of the product, and prevented them from making the purchase. According to WKRG News 5, none of the teens were arrested or ticketed. They were, however, sent home.
The act of “rolling” a house has been in the news a lot lately. Several houses in the area have been rolled recently due to Homecoming week. A Semmes man recently pulled a gun and shot at a group of teens who were rolling his house. He was subsequently arrested and charged with a felony. This incident has led to many questions on whether or not the act of rolling is a harmless prank or a violation of people’s property rights.
After the incident in Semmes, it is best to prevent kids from committing the prank. While it may seem harmless, there is no way of knowing if the victim is going to feel that way. Rolling usually occurs at night, and a weary homeowner could be frightened into action by the sight or sound of people in their yard in the darkness. The potential for tragedy is quite high.