Underwear thief jailed
COLFAX, Wash. (AP) — A man is facing a sentence of one-and-a-half months after admitting he stole 93 pounds of women’s undergarments.
Garth Flaherty, 24, was charged with first-degree theft and burglary in the stealing of 1,613 pairs of panties, bras and other women’s underwear from laundry rooms.
Under an agreement with prosecutors, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced Friday in Whitman County Superior Court to 45 days in jail.
He may serve 30 days of his term in community service, court officials said.
Flaherty was arrested March 24 after police received a report of a man hanging out in an apartment complex laundry room.
In his bedroom, police said, they found enough women’s underwear to fill five garbage bags.
Police had previously received 12 reports of panty thefts in the northeast part of Pullman, where Washington State University is located.
Published in The Messenger 1.24.08