Tuesday, March 27, 2007


PULLMAN, Wash. - A man was charged with theft and burglary after police said they found 93 pounds of women's panties, brassieres and other underwear at his home.

Investigators believe Garth M. Flaherty, 24, took as many as 1,500 undergarments from apartment complex laundry rooms before he was caught, police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said.

A man was seen taking underwear from two laundry rooms Saturday, a witness recorded his license number, and Flaherty was identified from photographs, Tennant said.

Police found enough underwear in his bedroom to fill five garbage bags, Tennant said.

"He said he had a problem," Tennant said.

Flaherty has been jailed on 12 counts of second-degree burglary and one of first-degree theft.

Police had previously received 12 reports of underwear thefts in the northeast part of town, where Washington State University is located.

"We were kind of concerned about how to match up bras and panties with victims," Tennant said. "Based on the unique descriptions from a couple of women, we can tie him to those thefts."

The underwear will be held as evidence until the case is resolved, after which their disposition is uncertain, Tennant said.

"Would you really want them back?" he asked. "I would say not."


the108 said...

This guy is legit! In his defense, I would just like to state that I gave him my panties of my own free will.

It really sucks when decent, panty-obsessed people get a bad wrap.

So, he likes women's underwear? Who doesn't? It could be worse... he could have raped all these ladies. At least he limited it to sniffing panties in his own home behind closed doors.

I had a guy in an Ihop once give me $200 bucks for my underwear. And you bet your ass I took the cash, too. Maybe this guy should have just done that and paid for his fetish. Then, maybe he wouldn't have the embarrassment of a grand-theft panty charge. Jeesh, guy... all you have to do is ASK.

Brian in Mpls said...

I love this guy..I might even go down to the prision and where a free panty guy shirt