Victim to NTU thief: Stop stealing underwear!
Here's a warning to the thief who pilfers students' panties: Stop it!
Victims at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) were so fed-up that they have put up not one but two notices telling the criminal off.
One even went online to berate the culprit, who made off with assorted lingerie worth hundreds of dollars, Chinese newspaper Lianhe Wanbao reported today (Sept 25).
The un-named student wrote on a discussion forum on Wednesday (Sept 23):
"To the underwear thief who strikes at Hall 6 Block 33, you've repeatedly ignored the warnings that were put up at the laundry drying area (and) neither the security gate nor the hall's email can deter you.
"I have little choice but to leave you this note. Stop what you're doing."
Victims pasted a warning to the criminal. The Chinese headline reads: Underwear thief on the loose in NTU female students hostel. PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO
She also mocked the thief's "refined taste", claiming the person stole only expensive, branded lingerie.
A Year 3 undergraduate, known only as Miss Koh, said her hostel room mate and neighbours were recent victims:
"My friend lost her underwear twice, including a pair that costs over $100.
"She was so angry that she pasted two big notices around the drying area at the hall's third level."
A female Year Two hostel resident recalled how they would occasionally find sticky tape on the magnetic gate.
Perhaps this was how the underwear thief gained access, the 22-year-old alleged, by damaging the gate so it would not operate properly.
Female students live in the upper two levels of Block 33, which is four storeys high.
Those whom Wanbao interviewed called for closed circuit cameras to be installed as they felt that relying solely on the metal gate would not stop trespassers.
Source: Lianhe Wanbao