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Minn. Man Gets 4 Months For Underwear Thefts

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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.

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