Crime Trend: Secret Pocket Undies

'Stashitwear' shocks New York police
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 16, 2010 11:27 AM CDT

(Newser) – Need a place to stash your wallet, keys, cell phone...or perhaps some illegal drugs? Try "Stashitwear," the underwear with secret pockets for all your valuables. The handy idea is perhaps a bit too handy for drug dealers, who apparently use Stashitwear and similar products to hide drugs and weapons. But the secret is out, after one prisoner spilled the beans to police during questioning, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Brooklyn police were so disturbed ("This was all new to us," says the captain) a memo was sent out to the NYPD warning that "drug dealers are using underwear with secret pockets." The memo specifically notes Stashitwear, which features an opening at the waistband that leads to a 12- to 14-inch pocket, and owner Phillip Scott seemed pretty pleased with the publicity: He appears to have since taken it down, but he responded to the memo with a message on his website urging customers to "order yours now before New York orders them all!"

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