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Tochigi underwear thief busted

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Police said Friday that they have arrested a man in Tochigi Prefecture for stealing underwear from the home of a female high school student. According to media reports, the man, identified as 24-year-old Naoya Nomoto, has been arrested before on similar charges.

Nomoto, a part-time factory worker, befriended the girl by cell phone email before asking for her home address, Nikkan Sports reported. Police say the girl emailed Nomoto her address. Police allege he illegally entered her home and stole 18 pairs of underwear.

A search was conducted of Nomoto's home where police found around 280 items of underwear, according to Nikkan. Police are currently investigating the likelihood that he has committed other similar thefts.

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Funny how the underwear theiving takes center stage. Its the trespassing that concerns me most. If I caught him stealing my wife's underwear, I might crack his skull, but it would be mostly for being a stranger daring to violate my property unnanounced, which is the sanctuary of my family.

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I'll never understand these guys. Now, I'll admit, if I see a beautiful women walking down the street and catch a glimpse of her 'delicates', or see a model modeling lingerie, I may like it, but that's because there's a person WEARING them! It's like if the person you are with wears sexy lingerie -- if they take it off you don't pick up the LINGERIE and have at it. Anyway, fetishes are fetishes, I guess.

I agree with chewitup; while the underwear thing is perverse, it's a little odd that it is the focus in terms of crime. But I guess that was what led him to be caught.

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isn't 18 pairs a lot of underwear to own?

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stealing underwear from the home of a female high school student.

It doesn't say whose underwear he stole. Could be the live-in mother's or grandmother's even....

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Where is the photo of all the underwear neatly laid out?

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ahh wait a sec... 18 pairs? Why is this news? Previous guys had like thousands

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Why not call a spade a spade? 18 pairs of "underwear", why not 18 pairs of pants, panties, knickers e.g.

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@Harry

I suspect there's an element of North American coyness involved. In England, knickers are knickers.

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18 pairs ?Enough to start a gallery and charge token entry.....mmm..no

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Why not call a spade a spade? 18 pairs of "underwear", why not 18 pairs of pants, panties, knickers e.g.

one pair including a bra and panties...

is this really so difficult to understand?

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one pair including a bra and panties...

is this really so difficult to understand?

'18 pairs of underwear' is 18 pairs of knickers, not 9 pairs of knickers and 9 bras (or 9 pairs of brassieres). The 280 items of underwear will be a mixed bag.

Matching bra and knickers are a set, not a pair. Non-matching bra and knickers are a bra and a pair of knickers.

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Hippo --- Yes. It says he stole 18 pairs of underwear ie knickers.

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So he nicked her knickers.

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Pinched her panties. Lifted her lingerie.

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you know like when we say a pair of jeans we aren't talking about 2 items of clothing...

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>Google 'shitagi' (in Japanese) and see for yourself....

why? the question here is the ENGLISH usage of the words 'a pair of underwear'.

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Readers, no further discussion along these lines please.

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Except for the fact that he broke into the place this is actually pretty funny. He couldn't find anything else of value while he was at it? He was just so caught up in the panties fettish. Hope they were out of the drawers and not the dirty clothes basket. :)

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"Nomoto, a part-time factory worker"

How does he make enough money to live?

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A search was conducted of Nomoto’s home where police found around 280 items of underwear, according to Nikkan. Police are currently investigating the likelihood that he has committed other similar thefts.

Yeah, maybe he bought the remaining 262 items. :)

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Stupid girl for giving out her address anyway. Ever heard of at least meeting in a very public place first? I mean even then he could still be a pervert...but just giving out her address to him on-line? Dumb. And she is sopposed to be a high school student.......even dumber.

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She is very lucky all he wanted was her underwear.

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always wanted to do this, but never had the guts

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Jimny1216 - well, we don't know all the facts here. We don't know why she gave out her name so easily.

He might have said that he was the son of the president of Nigeria and that he had to get several million dollars out of the country, so he needed her address to send it to.

If so, you could understand her giving her address, couldn't you?

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A search was conducted of Nomoto’s home where police found around 280 items of underwear

He has to wear every one of them as a punishment. Pink, red, black, purple.......

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18 pair of underwear is a lot! Assuming he didn't steal all of her panties, she owns a LOT of underwear!

Taka

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SerranoJul. 22, 2011 - 10:53PM JST

"Nomoto, a part-time factory worker" How does he make enough money to live?

Mommy and Daddy does not charge rent maybe.

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Well, there is a reason they're called perverts. ... But Smith and Chewit pretty much summed up my thoughts on this.

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Tochigi underwear thief busted

Excellent wording!

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Funny how you never hear of women stealing mens underwear :)

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johninnaha: Good point. I never thought of that.... in other words, he could have pretended to be someone totally different (like the bank, or some other institution) and tricked her into saying her address.

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......I forgot to add: I doubt it though. It's more likely the girl is just stupid and gave her address to someone she met on-line with her cell phone.

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Funny how you never hear of women stealing mens underwear :)

Actually, I regularly "borrow" my husbands to sleep in! Theyre very comfy....! But anyone elses - euuww!

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Nikkan Sports reported.

What the ? I didn't know it was a sport in Japan. Well maybe 280 items makes him the winner, no?

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"Bottom story of the day"...

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actually that's quite a kook, and I hope the goofy girl and many others will learn from what, if it were a skit on a comedy show, might be pretty funny. Kook's already lucky he didn't go into the wrong house. Sad, but I don't think we can do much to help poor Kook become sane

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Sad, but I don't think we can do much to help poor Kook become sane

Mind you, the trespassing issue aside, I've seen stranger and potentially more dangerous things on JT than the desire to steal female underwear.

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That is so creepy and disgusting its not even funny..what the heck is it with men stealing underwear? That is so gross, dont guys know women have yeast infections, discharge, and smells...>< Men are so strange. I just never understood the underwear thing, very disturbing and disgusting. You would think after taking a smell of the underwear the allure would be gone. Very strange people in the world.

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missy25; i think you will find that the perverted men who have this vulgar habit probabaly like they fact they are dirty amd smelly. Revolting i know.

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Women have cute undies.

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dont guys know women have yeast infections, discharge, and smells

Not all the time they don't. Most times, women are quite pleasant actually..

What you have done is swung the pendulum from one extreme to the other. If men thought like you they would not be interested in women at all I am afraid. Why not try doing back to the middle?

The guy is not perverted for his interest in the female body or anything associated with it. Some men are into underwear and obtain them legally and consensually. Nothing wrong with that. The perverted part is him stealing them, and it only gets more perverted if having stolen them is part of the thrill.

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may i ask what will he gonna do with those?

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The funny thing is that he was actually in the right path. He got her email, her home address....the next step should have been to invite her for coffee or cinema as a date. But then, he totally screwed up by entering her home illegally and stealing her panties.... Oh, well!

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This Tochigi girl also sounds like a real winner, why in the heck did she give some idiot her real home address to this hentai, pervert dirty girl underwear stealer working at some crappy no good factory in middle of no where Tochigi??

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I long for the day when Japan get's back to where catching the Tochigi shitagi dorobou is the biggest news.

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dont guys know women have yeast infections, discharge, and smells

LOL People just have the wierdest fetishes.

18 pairs and he still wasn't satisfied

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