Oddly Enough

Professor caught stealing panties from dorm

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A Singaporean professor who nicked bras and panties has pleaded guilty to stealing women’s underwear from a university dormitory, a local newspaper reported on Saturday.

The 39-year old man -- an associate professor in a Chinese university -- was charged for taking women’s underwear from a university hostel’s clothes-line last December, the Straits Times reported.

The Singaporean professor, who teaches in China, was in the city-state for his leave when he committed the crime. He was caught by a dormitory security guard who found female undergarments in his haversack.

“I have heard stories before about underwear being stolen, but I never thought it would happen to me,” a victim, who was not named, was quoted as saying.

A lawyer for the professor was reported as saying his client suffers from a psychiatric disorder and has been taking women’s underwear since he was 14.

The lawyer also said that his client was an honourable and kind person who had no intention of causing annoyance to the underwear owners.

Reporting by Melanie Lee; Editing by Jerry Norton