Would you break the law for toilet paper and Tampax?

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Apr 28, 2015 · 2 min read

As pictures of looters in Baltimore started coming in, we noticed something surprising: People weren’t stealing expensive items. They were running off with basic necessities like toilet paper, feminine products and diapers.

What does this say about the state of the country’s poorest neighborhoods?

REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

The man above took toilet paper and diapers, and other items, from CVS.

He also managed to subtly give the photographer the middle finger.

REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

She took paper products: Toilet paper, Bounty napkins and paper towels.

AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

He took two cans of Pringles, Arizona sweet tea, and feminine products– presumably for a lady in his life.

AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

This guy took two armfuls of toilet paper. And perhaps a photo.

AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

The guy on the far left took toilet paper and individual servings of cheese dip and mini breadsticks.

The guy on the far right snatched mouthwash and children’s toys, among other things.

(Note: Those photographed above were identified by the photographers as looters)

So here’s our question to you: If you were to also loot something without consequence from the pharmacy — would you? And what would it be?

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