German Thief Caught With 1,000 Pairs of Underwear

Police suspect man may be behind string of undie thefts
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 21, 2009 8:00 AM CDT
Some male undies.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A German man arrested for shoplifting may be the culprit behind a string of recent underwear thefts, der Speigel reports. The 56-year-old resident of Gelnhausen, near Frankfurt, escaped after staff noticed him trying to steal three pairs of men’s underwear from a sports shop. Police identified him and collared him at home, where they found more than 1,000 pairs of men’s underwear.