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In what arguably could be one of Lincolnâ€™s strangest cases of the year, police arrested a man they believe purloined panties at an apartment complex.
It wasnâ€™t just that the underwear had been taken from the community laundry room, it was what had been done to them that bothered investigators.
Police began hearing about strange things happening to underwear at 231 Adams St. on Dec. 21, when they took an unusual report from a 22-year-old woman from the complex.
She said when she went to get her clothes from the laundry room she found someone had cut out the crotch of two pairs of her underwear.
Police talked to other women at the apartment complex and found she wasnâ€™t the only one.
Officer Katherine Finnell said in all five women told police about underwear found in the laundry room with pornographic pictures; underwear left hanging on one womanâ€™s doorknob; and others left wet, as if urinated on.
One woman told police that after her apartment was burglarized recently, she discovered someone had cut out pieces of some panties in her dresser. A couple of weeks before that, someone left pornographic photos with her laundry.
Two other women said they found pornographic pictures left with their laundry, too.
Police Capt. Jim Davidsaver said it caught their attention because it was the type of thing that could indicate disturbing, and criminal, future behavior.
Canvassing the neighbors led to a lead for police, Finnell said. One woman described a man sheâ€™d seen urinating in the laundry room.
She said that led police to James D. Edwards, 25, who lives in the complex.
Tuesday night they arrested him on suspicion of theft by unlawful taking, disturbing the peace and three counts of criminal mischief.
Three hours later he was released and is set for court Jan. 16.