A CORONAVIRUS panic buyer has been tasered by police in a supermarket after an argument broke out over toilet paper.
Cops were called to the store in New South Wales, Australia, about 10am after reports the 50-year-old man had assaulted two people as shelves across the country and the world are stripped of essential goods.
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Police were told the man became aggressive over stock unavailability in Tamworth Shoppingworld before throwing boxes of tissues at a female staff member.
When a female customer approached the customer, he allegedly grabbed her around the throat before she was helped by another shopper.
No injuries have been reported.
The argument was reportedly over toilet paper, which has become a sort after and increasingly rare commodity because of coronavirus fears.
The man then left the store and purchased items from a supermarket, where police approached him.
NSW Police spokesperson told nine.com.au: "Police have been told a 50-year-old man began to argue with staff and another customer.
"Officers attended and during the man's arrest, he was tasered.
"He was then taken to Tamworth police station where he is assisting police with their inquiries."
A NSW Police spokesman said charges are not expected to be laid.
It comes a day after a woman was involved in an alleged knife incident over toilet paper at a Woolworths in Sydney.
That row broke out in the toilet paper aisle of the supermarket on Tuesday in front of alarmed shoppers already in a frenzy.
Woolworths and Coles in Australia said today that customers would now receive four packs per transaction.
He said: "To ensure all of our customers have access to toilet paper, a temporary purchase limit of four packs per customer transaction will now apply in-store and online.
"This will help us maintain stock levels in stores while our suppliers increase local production and our distribution centres increase deliveries."
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