Police in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, have arrested a 41-year-old man on suspicion of stealing a woman’s underwear from the balcony of her apartment.
Police said they identified the suspect, Tsutomu Yamashita, who lives in Oharu, Aichi Prefecture, after an analysis of street surveillance camera footage, Tokai TV reported. Police said he was arrested on Wednesday and a search of his apartment turned up 200 panties.
Yamashita, a company employee, is accused of stealing one pair of panties from the first-floor balcony of a woman in Nakagawa Ward, Nagoya, in mid-May.
Police said there have been five reports of women’s underwear thefts in the area since June. Police said Yamashita has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying he got a thrill out of collecting women’s underwear.© Japan Today