Thong-Addled College Kid in Hot Water
Cops find 79 pairs of undies in Michigan State dorm room
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 16, 2010 12:27 PM CDT
It looks like one Michigan State student just couldn't keep his hands off other people's underwear   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A Michigan State University student got quite the dressing-down last week when police arrested him for stealing thong underwear out of the laundry room—and then found 79 more pairs of presumably pilfered undies in his possession. The suspect, 19, says he did it as a prank, not because of some weird sexual obsession, but one alleged victim is still intent on filing charges, police tell the Detroit News.

Police had been on the hunt for the lingerie larcenist since March 22, when a woman reported 15 thongs stolen. The case broke on April 7, when a student spotted the suspect snatching more underwear out of a dryer. Police arrested him, then discovered his , uh, booty—which included eight of the thongs they’d originally been hunting.