ENMU receives strange delivery

Posted at: 11/29/2012 6:43 PM
By: Erica Zucco, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Eastern New Mexico University’s Purchasing Department is used to getting unusual deliveries.

"We receive from flowers to pencils to furniture to cadavers, you name it, we get it,” Patricia Holbrook from the Purchasing Department said.

But they were surprised at a delivery they received this week.

“The post office came in, the girls from the post office came in and dropped off the box and they had me sign because it was certified and I saw it had toilet paper in there and I said, is this a joke?,” Holbrook said.

A former student had sent 80 rolls of toilet paper and a Christmas card back to the school to apologize for stealing some years ago. He or she did so anonymously – even the tracking number brought up no results.

The news hit Facebook, where alumni joked about things they stole from ENMU back in the day. Among the comments: “I can see it now; purchasing will start receiving shipments of toilet paper, forks and knives and salt and pepper, you greyhounds know what I’m talking about.”

It turns out the toilet paper didn’t fit ENMU’s new toilet paper holders, so they are donating it to the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home.

"We've got right at 80 kids and 80 rolls of toilet paper, its septic safe and we've got a septic system out there so it seems to match real well,” NMCCH Director of Professional Services Charles Anderson said.