German 'Underwear Lover' in Trouble Man Stole More Than 1,000 Used Men's Underpants

German police have put a stop to a string of underpant thefts in the western town of Gelnhausen. A 56-year-old man faces uncomfortable charges after being caught trying to steal three pairs of underpants from a sports center. Police found more than a thousand pairs at his home.

A German man caught trying to steal three pairs of men's underpants from a sports hall was found to have amassed more than 1,000 pairs in his home, police said.

The 56-year-old man was spotted stealing the underpants and managed to flee, but police identified him and paid him a visit.

"During the search of his home more than 1,000 underpants and around 100 tracksuit trousers were found, washed and neatly piled up," police in the western town of Gelnhausen near Frankfurt said in a statement. "Now the 'pants lover' faces charges of theft and misappropriation."

The police could not immediately be reached for comment on what the man wanted the pants for.