August 24, 2009

Mayor suspected in undie thefts

Police in Britain have arrested a town's mayor on suspicion of stealing women's undergarments from multiple homes.

Lancashire Police said Preesall, England, Mayor Ian Stafford, 58, was found to have a collection of stolen knickers in his home after several female residents of Preesall complained of intimate apparel disappearing from their homes, The Sun reported Monday.

Investigators said one woman used a security camera to record a male suspect in the act of rifling through her drawers, putting on her underwear and performing a sex act.

A town spokesman said Stafford has resigned as mayor.