Police have found more than 1,000 pairs of used men’s underpants in Michael Wolker’s flat.
The underwear had been taken from the changing rooms of sports clubs and swimming pools in Gelnhausen, Germany over 18 months.
Wolker also had more than 100 pairs of swimming trunks, in addition to the underpants.
Officers raided the 56-year-old’s flat after he was stopped leaving one club with three more pairs in a bag.
‘They were all evidently in use, but had been washed and neatly stacked away,’ a police spokesman said.
Wolker denies stealing the underwear, claiming he obtained them over the internet and from car boot sales.