Man arrested for stealing police trainees’ underwear’s for sale
Phawit Burasit, 29, started it for his sexual gratifications. But after awhile he found out that he could make brisk trade with the male underwear pieces he has stolen – mostly from non-commissioned police trainees.
Phawit’s arrest was announced at a press conference at the Buri Ram Police head office at 11:30 am Tuesday by Pol Col Narong Sawek, the investigation chief of Provincial Police Bureau 3.
Police seized over 300 pieces of used men underwear from Phawit’s apartment room.
Phawit is working as a nurse at a private hospital in Nakhon Ratchasima’s Muang district. He says he loves men.
The Provincial Police Bureau 3 planned a sting operation after it was informed by the non-commissioned police officer school in the Muang district that trainees’ underwear went missing very often.
The bureau learned that a man was selling used men underwear on Facebook so a police officer ordered three underwear pieces and a phakhaoma cloth for Bt500.
After the police received the parcel, they tracked the address of the sender and found that it was sent from Phawit who stayed at an apartment in the Muang district.
Caught with over 300 men underwear in the apartment, Phawit admitted it all.
He said he was a regular underwear thief of the police school. He waited until the trainees left for field training or were in classes before he would grab the underwear.
Before stealign them, he always took their photos and made check-in on a social network as a proof that he had really stolen them.
He then posted the pictures on Facebook to offer them for sale at the rate of Bt100 to Bt500 a piece. He said the ones which have not been washed would fetch much more money. One piece used to fetch Bt1,000, he added.