A 56 years old got arrested in Southern Japan for allegedly stealing over 700 women’s undergarments pieces from a launderette.
Man caught red-handed
The man was identified as Tetsuo Urata. According to the reports of Abema TV, he was reportedly caught red-handed while he was stealing six pairs of panties from a 21-year-old student at a coin-operated laundry in the prefecture of Oita at around 11 pm on August 24. Following his arrest, the police searched his home and found more garments. Then he confessed to his crimes and said that he stole the underwear found in his possession, according to Yahoo Japan News.
A Beppu city police officer said, “We haven’t confiscated such a large number of panties in years,” as cited by the New York Daily News. They claimed to have found over 730 pairs of undergarments.
Crimes are not new now; it happens frequently
Surprisingly, this is not the first time that a man has been arrested for stealing a woman’s clothing. This kind of crime happens frequently in Japan now. In March, authorities arrested a 30-year-old electrician named Takahiro Kubo, who allegedly stole over 400 pieces of underwear and swimsuits from teenage girls. Back in 2019, police also caught a 40-year-old man and found over 1,000 pairs of women’s underwear storing inside his residence.
In the United States, over 400 panties were discovered by Alabama police in the home of 27 years old John Thomas Uda, who was accused of lifting them from laundromats in 2019, cited by The Daily Beast.
In 2012, Thailand police arrested a 48 years old man who allegedly stole over 10,000 pairs of women’s undergarments.
According to Digital Spy, he was arrested by police for breaking into a building in the Chinatown area of Bangkok. They later found those pairs of underwear in his car and over 10,000 in his home.
Netizens found it difficult to believe
The cops shared the images of the undergarments laid out on the floor. The cops said they ‘haven’t confiscated such a large number of panties in years.’
Users on social media have been finding this crime odd and weird to believe. And they can’t stop guessing.
One user wrote: “What was he even doing with so many? I hope he thinks about what he’s done in prison.”
A second user wrote: “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.”
Then a third user commented: “Not only does it suck to have your stuff stolen, but then you have to spend money and buy more. What a jerk!”