A Japanese perv has been arrested for stealing over 700 garments of ladies’ underwear from a laundrette.
The incident took place at a coin-op laundry in the city of Beppu in the southern Japanese prefecture of Oita, and the suspect, named as Tetsuo Urata, 56, was arrested on 24th August.
The suspect was caught after reportedly stealing six pairs of female panties from a 21-year-old university student at the laundrette.
After the man’s arrest, the police searched his home and found an additional 730 garments of women’s undies, according to local media.
Images show the stolen garments laid out on the floor of a large hall.
The local police said in a statement that they “haven’t confiscated such a large number of panties in years”, suggesting the bizarre crime is not too uncommon in Beppu.
The investigation is ongoing.
Netizens had a lot to say about the 56-year-old man’s arrest, with one online user commenting: “What was he even doing with so many? I hope he thinks about what he’s done in prison.”
Another netizen said: “It used to be that you could steal a piece or two of clothing easily at coin laundries, but now they’re equipped with security cameras so stop it already.”
A netizen added: “Not only does it suck to have your stuff stolen, but then you have to spend money and buy more. What a jerk!”