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Man Breaks Into Lingerie Store, Gets Very Freaky

Burglar filmed wearing garments, using sex toys


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Lingerie Store Break-In

FEBRUARY 25--An Iowa man who broke into a lingerie store spent two hours inside trying on garments and experimenting with sex toys, cops allege.

Jose Angel Perales, 24, was arrested Friday on burglary and theft charges in connection with the February 17 break-in at Dr. John's Lingerie Store in Davenport. Perales, seen in the adjacent mug shot, was released from custody after posting $5000 bond.

According to a court complaint, Perales entered the lingerie store through an unlocked door around 4:10 AM. A police review of store surveillance video revealed that Perales--5’ 11” and 325 pounds--“walked around the store and shopped.”

Then, in what will surely repulse Dr. John's staffers, Perales walked into the manager’s office, removed his clothes, opened some of the merchandise, and “began to please himself anally on the manager’s desk and futon/couch.”

The burglar “then walked out of the office naked showing the large tattoo on his back. The tattoo read “PERALES” in Old English lettering.” The distinctive ink helped cops eventually identify Perales.

During his time inside the store, “Perales proceeded to try on female lingerie and experiment with sex toys for approximately two hours,” the complaint notes. When he departed Dr. John's he was “wearing a dress and blond wig belonging to the business.” He also left with a bag “containing various items belonging to the business.”

Investigators estimate that the items “used and/or taken” were worth between $1000 and $2000. However, cops added, the merchandise “could not be resold and were thrown away as they had bodily fluid on them.”

After being read his rights, Perales reportedly confessed to the heist. “Some of the taken items were located in his residence along with the clothing he was wearing the night of the burglary,” reported investigators. (1 page)