He’s a Birken-stalker.
A Thai man with an unhealthy obsession with shoes has been arrested for stealing more than 100 pairs of flip-flops, which he admitted to having sex with.
Police in Nonthaburi, central Thailand, first knew something was awry after receiving dozens of complaints from locals over missing shoes, reports Newsflare.
CCTV footage eventually revealed the culprit to be local man Theerapat Klaiya, 24, who was filmed lurking outside his latest victim’s home.
Authorities apprehended Theerapat on May 24 at his rented dwelling with 126 pairs of flip-flops that he admitted to pilfering over two years.
The alleged footwear fetishist described how he would wear the sandals, which spanned every make and size, around the house to arouse himself a la shoe-coveting serial killer Jerry Brudos.
And that was just foreplay. Theerapat would reportedly then caress and kiss the well-worn flip-flops, strip down and rub them all over his naked body, and then, eventually, make love to them. Once he was done ravaging his sole mates, he’d toss them aside and look for a new pair.
The sandal vandal admitted to three charges of nighttime theft and snatching at a police press conference where his massive shoe collection was on full display.
If that wasn’t bad enough, he was also found guilty of possessing a digital transceiver without permission and violating the coronavirus curfew, reports Newsflare.
Theerapat will be held at the station until his next court date, whereupon prosecutors will decide what to do with the shameless shoe screwer, according to Police Major Colonel Ekkaphop Prasitwattanachai.
This wasn’t the flip-flop copper’s first pedi crime. “We also found out that he had already been arrested last year for stealing flip-flops in another district,” says Ekkaphop.