Police in Sakurai City, Nara Prefecture, on Monday arrested a 55-year-old part-time shop assistant on suspicion of stealing underwear from a woman's home. The suspect, Yukio Kusumoto, was charged with stealing three pairs of underwear with a combined value of 1,500 yen from a 32-year-old shop assistant as they were drying on her first floor balcony.
When police searched Kusumoto's home, they found around 3,000 other pairs of women's underwear. Kusumoto was quoted by police as saying: "I've stolen from other homes too. I've always been interested in women's underwear."© News reports