A Thai man with a foot fetish was captured after stealing more than 100 pairs of thongs and getting intimate with them, Your Content has learned.
Residents in Nonthaburi, central Thailand, reported having their thongs stolen before officers detained Theerapat Klaiya, 24, a short time later.
Police were able to identify Klaiya using CCTV footage from one of his victim’s homes.
Klaiya told police he had stolen 126 pairs of thongs over the course of two years as a part of his foot fetish, Perth Now reported.
He said he would wear the thongs because it turned him on and then he would rub them over his body before having ‘sex’ with them.
After officers ran a police check on Klaiya they discovered he had been caught for stealing thongs before.
Police Major Colonel Ekkaphop Prasitwattanachai said officers arrested Klaiya in a different district of Thailand in 2019 for stealing the footwear.
‘He fully admitted stealing the sandals for lewd purposes,’ he said.
‘So (he) will be detained at the station until a court appearance for prosecutors to decide on the next part of the legal process for him.’
He was charged with night time theft and snatching, possessing a digital transceiver without permission, and violating the coronavirus curfew.
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