Man arrested for stealing 360 women's raincoats in Japan due to fetish

A man in Osaka, Japan, was arrested for stealing a total of 360 raincoats due to his unusual fetish of spotting women wearing the waterproof fabric.
Yoshio Yoda, 51, was arrested on September 22 by the Abeno District of Osaka Prefectural Police on suspicion of theft for repeatedly stealing the clothes.
Yoda, a newspaper delivery boy, reportedly followed women wearing plastic or vinyl ponchos while riding his bike in Osaka. He also visited parking lots and looked for bikes owned by women. According to investigators, Yoda would then go through the attached baskets to steal the women's raincoats.
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"I was just as excited to see women in raincoats as women in lingerie," Yoda was quoted as saying.
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Officials found about 360 raincoats at his home. Around 320 of the raincoats were reportedly stolen between December 2013 and May this year.
Yoda admitted to stealing raincoats since 2009. He explained that the "sticking of the wet clothes" piques his odd interest.
Based on the estimated average cost of 3,500 yen (about US$24) for each raincoat, investigators estimated the total damage from Yoda's crime at 1.12 million yen (about US$7,734).
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During the investigation, Yoda became known to authorities as the then-unidentified "Raincoat Man."
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