A man in Kampar, Perak was caught red-handed on camera for stealing his neighbour’s underwear that was left to dry on clothes.
The incident is said to have taken place in Westlake, a student residential area nearby Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR).
According to a CCTV footage that was shared on Facebook by a netizen, the thief can be seen loitering suspiciously outside a house at night.
He then spends a few minutes observing his surrounding before walking up to snatch a piece of women’s underwear from the clothes rack.
After that, he kept the underwear in his pocket and left the crime scene.
Meanwhile, the netizen shared that the man was able to get into the property because there are no gates. She also clarify that the video was recorded last year, but she put up the video again after a spate of underwear theft in the
In the comment section, many netizens said that the thief’s action made them feel disgusted and uneasy.
Some also warned others to not dry their inner clothes on the porch, especially when there’s no gates.
Nonetheless, it appears that the thief remained out at large and nobody knows if it is the same thief who is going around stealing underwear in the neighbourhood recently.
If you are curious about why would someone steal underwear, psychiatrists classified underwear theft as a fetish – sexual arousal by objects.
They say the disorder often begins in early puberty when a boy’s sexual urges grow. Thus, the boy will get aroused by underwear and associates it with sexual pleasure.
If worse, he may develop an overwhelming need for such object, which led him to steal it.