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Man accused of stealing 1,400 pieces of female underwear

A 37-year-old man was arrested under charges of stealing around 1,400 female underwear, the Gyeonggi Pyeongtaek Police said Monday.

The alleged thief, surnamed Kim, was caught after taking pieces of underwear worth 120,000 won ($106) from some laundry that was drying in the yard of a house in Pyeongtaek on Aug 7 at around 4 p.m.

1,156 pieces of underwear (Yonhap)
1,156 pieces of underwear (Yonhap)

The police confiscated nearly 1,400 stolen pieces of underwear, which were reportedly neatly organized according to color and design, at Kim’s house where he lived alone.

Kim told the police he had “compulsively stolen female undergarments since a traffic accident in middle school.”

The police are accusing Kim of the 80 counts of underwear theft that have plagued the neighborhood since June 2013. 

245 pieces of brassiere (Yonhap)
245 pieces of brassiere (Yonhap)

By Lim Jeong-yeo (