Taken from Tokyo Times:
Whilst underwear theft isn�t exactly unusual, 56-year-old Hisao Okumura�s approach to panty pilfering most definitely is.
Adopting a plan that somehow must have seemed like a good idea at the time, Okumura-san dressed himself up as a woman so as not to attract attention as he perused panties. But considering his age, donning a long wig, boots, and a miniskirt arguably wasn�t the best plan in the world. And a similarly poor judgment call was that he didn�t use any make-up.
Needless to say a security guard spotted Okumura immediately due to his unusual attire, and kept him under surveillance as he lingered around the lingerie. A decision that eventually resulted in Mr. Okumura being apprehended for attempting to steal 3 items of underwear worth a total of 13,000 yen (65 pound).
During questioning, the accused was refreshingly honest, telling officers, “I wanted underwear.”
Now whilst there�s nothing necessarily wrong with a desire to possess panties, in the future pe’rrhaps buying them might be a better option for Okumura-san. As regardless of the design, surely it can�t be anymore embarrassing than getting caught stealing underwear whilst dressed in a miniskirt and sporting a wig.
Actually, I can think of quite a few more ways it could be more embarassing, but I don’t really want to go there.