A 44-year-old man in Linyi city, Shandong province is being investigated by police after he was found to be stashing over 150 pairs of bras and panties in his bed.
The single man, surnamed Liang, was caught in the act by a store surveillance camera as he was driving his minivan around the Chewang area, according to NetEase News.
In the footage, Liang could be seen passing a store that had underwear hanging outside to dry. He stopped the car and wandered around a bit to check if anyone was nearby before quickly snapping a few pairs of underwear off of the clothing line and fleeing to his van.
The owner of the store handed the videotape to the police, who later tracked down Liang and discovered the stockpile of panties at his home.
Speaking with police, Liang readily confessed.
“I can’t go to bed without snuggling and smelling the scents of the underwear I steal from people,” he said. “Otherwise, I will get serious insomnia and have trouble falling asleep.”
He admitted that he’d been stealing underwear from some three years. While the financial losses were not substantial, he had left some of the local female residents “emotionally traumatized”, police said.