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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Panty Raid

posted by on March 27 at 12:46 PM

Pullman’s panty thief has been busted .

The five bags of undergarments discovered by police at Garth Flaherty’s Pullman, Wash., home weighed approximately 93 pounds and contained an estimated 1,500 pairs of women’s undergarments—bras and panties of all shapes, colors and sizes.

It was enough for Pullman police to arrest Flaherty, 24, and declare that they had finally found their suspect after a months-long panty-thief mystery that targeted the Washington State University college town.

Police first heard reports of stolen panties in and around the Washington State campus in the latter part of 2006, Tenant said. The reports came from five different apartment buildings with common laundry rooms that primarily house college students….

“So far in 2007, we had already had about a dozen actual reports,” Tenant said. “I guess you could say we live in a target-rich environment if this is your fetish.”

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Wow. 1,500 pair of panties in, what 6-9 months?

That shows real determination.

Posted by SDA in SEA | March 27, 2007 12:56 PM

Way to advertise the community's unique charms. "Yup, looks like fetishists will continue to have unhibited access to plenty of these beautiful panties."

Posted by Ziggity | March 27, 2007 1:00 PM

Go cougs.

Posted by wisepunk | March 27, 2007 1:04 PM

just hope his sex life is more than a full drawer

Posted by ed dippy | March 27, 2007 1:24 PM


Posted by OGRE | March 27, 2007 1:47 PM

These are petty crimes, but I wonder if he can serve the sentences consecutively. He could get life.

Posted by elswinger | March 27, 2007 2:29 PM

Are the police going to allow the owners to reclaim them? Or some enterprising individual could buy them all and resell them at a profit - given their notoriety.

Posted by raindrop | March 27, 2007 3:31 PM

Whoever was part of the panty task force should write a self-serving book and move to Bellevue, then run for congress against Dave Reichert.

Posted by Smarm | March 27, 2007 3:49 PM

I totally know the guy, which is bizarre... Because normally it's like "Did you hear about that guy in Ohio that _____" or something like that. This time, it was like... "Guess who got arrested for stealing 93 fucking lbs of women's underwear!"

I blogged about it:

Weird... so weird.

Posted by Laurel | March 27, 2007 11:45 PM

Over the top
Pushing all boundries

You all know he does not just collect panties by the dozens, but does heavy

Some sort of prize if his lungs are intact

We should all be so lucky - of course, he might be a crotch sucker as well ......

Posted by JESUS GOMEZ | March 28, 2007 5:04 AM

Arnold Layne had a strange hobby
Collecting clothes
Moonshine washing line
They suit him fine

On the wall hung a tall mirror
Distorted view
See through baby blue
He dug it

Oh, Arnold Layne
It's not the same
Takes two to know
Two to know
Two to know
Two to know
Why can't you see?

Arnold Layne
Arnold Layne
Arnold Layne
Arnold Layne

Now he's caught - a nasty sort of person.
They gave him time
Doors bang - chain gang
He hates it

Oh, Arnold Layne
It's not the same
Takes two to know
Two to know
Two to know
Two to know
Why can't you see?

Arnold Layne
Arnold Layne
Arnold Layne
Arnold Layne

Don't do it again.

Posted by Arnold Layne | March 28, 2007 10:58 AM

Poster #5, I think I love you. You made me spit coffee all over my keyboard.

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