Sometimes ignorance is bliss, but when Ashley Chase noticed her panties were regularly disappearing she wanted to know precisely what was going on. And boy did she find out.
Ashley, who lives in Manhattan, hid an old phone with a motion sensor video recording app so she could catch the pantie thief red handed.
On September fourth of this year Chase left the camera prepared in her hall before leaving her apartment building for the Labor Day weekend. Just ten minutes later she was notified the camera had been activated.
The man who appeared on the camera was the building’s super, José Cedillo, so he had keys to enter the apartment for good reason of course. Maybe he heard a fire alarm? Or water was coming through the floorboards? Nope, he was just helping himself to Ashley’s panties.
Cedilo was arrested and charged with burglary as a sexually motivated felony and petit larceny.
Speaking to the New York Post, Ashley said:
He saw me leave, he saw me with my bag, and he knew I was heading out.”
According to documents filed by the court, Cedillo owned up to his creepy escapade:
I went in today to look around. I took a pair of panties. I left, I went downstairs, I sniffed them, and I threw them in the garbage.”
Cedilo is currently outside prison on a $50,000 (about £33,000) bail bond.
He nearly got away with his actions due to the door slightly obscuring view, but when you look closely it becomes clear that he is not just innocently blowing his nose.
The New York Post