At 12:50 a.m. on Monday, Fumio Takahashi allegedly entered the garage of an 84-year-old man and attempted to steal underwear left out to dry.
Takahashi, who has been charged with trespassing and attempted theft, admits to the allegations. “I’ve done this several times,” the suspect is quoted by officers from the Kitagata Police Station.
At the end of July, members of the victim’s family consulted with police about thefts of underwear. Police apprehended the suspect, who was wearing a women’s bra at the time of his arrest, as a part of a patrol of the residence.
A search of the Takahashi’s residence revealed approximately 150 items of women’s underwear.