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1,100 items of women’s underwear found at home of man arrested for stealing panties from laundromat


Police in Bungo-ono, Oita Prefecture, have arrested a 40-year-old man on suspicion of stealing women’s underwear from a coin-operated laundromat. 

Police said that when they searched the residence of Toru Adachi, a company employee, on Monday, they found about 1,100 items of female undergarments in bags and futon cases. 

Adachi is suspected of stealing 10 panties from a coin laundromat in Oita City in April. He was identified through analysis of surveillance camera footage inside the laundromat. 

Police said Adachi has admitted to the charge and are questioning him about at least 10 incidents of reported panty snatching in the area this year.

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This breaks me up with laughter, its happening so often starting to wonder if its the national past time.

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Arnold Layne had a strange hobby...collecting clothes, moonshine washing line...

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That is an impressive collection.

i am with Andrew on this. I can’t stop laughing.

He has too much time on his hands.

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@JJ Jetplane

He has too much time on his hands.

I'm guessing it's not time he has on his hands.

May be he just could not afford to buy a futon and worked out a way to make one out of panties intead?

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Yeah, a sex offender is really funny. Not so funny for the victims.

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panties thief with the biggest collection ever lol

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Let's hope he gets the help he needs

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So, should we open the mental health barrel of monkeys and let this loon in? Don’t tell me, he is also a reclusive gamer.

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Is this the same guy who was caught the other day exposing himself while wearing women's underwear?

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Now, the news in briefs!

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This guy have a Yahoo Auction or Mercari account?

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10 incidents of reported panty snatching in the area this year.

Snatching ? I just wonder how !

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That is a lot of underwear. I am waiting for the police photo where they lay out the evidence.

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It is funny how people react to stories like this. 1000 is a decent collection, but certainly not a rarity by any means.

What I don’t get is why would anybody want to steal clean panties!? The desirable window is after they’ve been worn, but before they are washed.

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It's a fact that the scent of a woman in a worn undies cannot be washed away. So you understand now.?

There many more but 2 other common reasons why an undies fetish won't buy new ones even if he can effort them.

1) an association between a female body and her undies.

2) those appealing ones made from soft and tender materials that resemble the body part cannot be purchased easily.

I have seen enough patients to reveal this facts to you.

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