A man broke into a house in Bethel, stole several pairs of woman’s underwear, damaged them and brought them back, according to police.
Nelson Montalvo, 50, of Monroe, took 30 to 40 pairs of underwear, cut holes in them, and then brought them back, according to police.
Montalvo knew the victim and confessed to doing it, according to police, but it’s not clear why he took the panties.
Police said they began investigating after a complaint was filed and charged Montalvo with five counts of third-degree burglary, fifth-degree larceny, third-degree criminal mischief and second-degree breach of peace.
He was released on a $2,500 surety bond and is due back in court on Nov. 9.
NBC Connecticut left a message with the attorney listed on the online court document, but no one was immediately available.