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Taxi driver nicked for nicking 4,000 female underwear

16 March 2016, 15:29

Bangkok -A taxi driver accused of stealing some 4,000 items of women's underwear in Thailand has been publicly paraded by police, the second time in six years the alleged panty thief has been nabbed for fuelling his fetish.

The 54-year-old motorbike taxi chauffeur was paraded before local media Wednesday next to a mountain of bras and underwear that he allegedly stole in between ferrying passengers around the Thai capital on the back of his moped.

But investigators said they were currently unable to charge him because no one has made an official complaint as they called for victims to come forward.

"Police cannot detain him because we cannot find plaintiffs and the villagers are too embarrassed so I decided to make a public alert," Sergeant Suwat Nisungkat of Samut Prakan police told AFP.

This is not the first time the prolific panty stealer has been caught for such an offence.

In 2010, police found him in possession of some 10,000 undergarments he had surreptitiously plucked from clotheslines and drying racks.

He was convicted of theft and jailed for slightly over three years, Suwat said.

"After he was arrested his wife left him and now she has become a nun because she's embarrassed," the officer said.



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