Police in Miyama, Fukuoka Prefecture, have arrested a 43-year-old firefighter on suspicion of stealing women's underwear from the home of a female acquaintance in her 40s.
According to police, Teruaki Ryu, who works for the Kurume Fire Department in Kurume City, Fukuoka Prefecture, stole underwear from a clothesline in the back garden while the woman was at work just after 11 a.m. on March 11, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police said the woman had previously consulted with them last November after finding some of her underwear missing from the clothesline.
Police then installed security cameras on the premises and captured footage of Ryu on March 11. Police said Ryu, who was arrested on Monday, has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying he wanted the woman’s underwear. The woman lives in the house with a friend of Ryu's.© Japan Today