FUKUOKA (Kyodo) A male teacher in Saga Prefecture was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of stealing a woman’s underwear from a self-service laundry in Fukuoka last month while dressed as a “hot blonde in a miniskirt,” police said.

Tsuyoshi Hirano, 43, a teacher at a prefectural public school for the blind, has admitted to the theft charge, according to the police.

He allegedly took two pieces of female underwear from a laundromat in the city of Fukuoka at around 3 a.m. July 18. The underwear belonged to a 22-year-old woman.

The police said video from a security camera in the facility showed a man wearing a blonde wig, a camisole and a miniskirt taking underwear away.

After the woman returned and realized her underwear was missing, she spotted Hirano’s car parked nearby. He was in the car and still dressed as a woman.

She reported the license plate number to the police.

They said they confiscated some 150 female garments, including underwear and other items, from his home.

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