Fergus Falls Man Gets 4 Years for Underwear TheftsA Fergus Falls man accused of stealing thongs and other articles of women's underwear over a period of a year has been convicted on burglary and stalking charges.
By: Associated Press,
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A Fergus Falls man accused of stealing thongs and other articles of women's underwear over a period of a year has been convicted on burglary and stalking charges.
Twenty-three-year-old Joseph Bruce Johnson was sentenced this week to 120 days in jail. He was also fined $500 and must pay over $1,900 in restitution.
Prosecutors say Johnson broken into the apartment of a female acquaintance in 2009. The woman told investigators about $1,000 in underwear, lingerie, high-heel shoes and DVDs were missing.
Another woman who knew Johnson also told police someone broke into her home a few months later and stole underwear belonging to her and her daughter.
The Austin Daily Herald says police executed a search warrant and found women's underwear at Johnson's home.
Investigators say Johnson eventually admitted to the burglaries.
A telephone listing for Johnson couldn't immediately be found.