Friday, September 17, 2004

Big Bra Crooks

Big bra sparks hunt for heavy crooks
Thursday, September 16, 2004 Posted: 1643 GMT (0043 HKT)
BERLIN, Germany (Reuters) -- Police in the western German city of Aachen are searching for an obese couple who have been sneaking into an apartment building to use a woman's private dryer.
The only evidence police found was an oversized XXL bra and a jumbo pair of men's underpants left behind in the dryer.
The owner had been on alert for the intruders since receiving a 500-euro ($600) electricity bill, police said.
Then one night she heard the dryer on and went into the basement to investigate.
There was no one in sight, but she found the bra and shorts left in mid-cycle.
"The clothes are XXL so we are looking for a culprit of that size," a police spokesman said.