June 1, 2007 / 2:33 PM / 11 years ago

8,000 pieces of clothing stolen from women?

TOKYO (Reuters) - Police found more than 8,000 pieces of women’s clothing and lingerie in the home of a Japanese man who stole the items so he could sleep buried in them.

Maeyasu Kawamura, 60, was indicted for theft Friday, police in Osaka prefecture, western Japan, said.

Police found 2,400 pieces of lingerie, 600 kimonos and 5,200 items of other clothing all piled up high in his small apartment room.

Kawamura has confessed to stealing the items, which included a wedding dress.

“He seemed to get a thrill out of sleeping covered in women’s clothes,” a police spokesman said. “He seemed to like the smell.”

No further details were available.

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