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It's not uncommon for parents to take a shoplifting child back to the scene of their crime. It's all about teaching them the difference between right and wrong.
But such tactics should be saved for the very young. Property owners aren't often swayed by the stubbly face of a 21-year-old man. Especially when he stole their underwear.
Or in the case of Keith Savinelli, when they've decided to return it.
A Montana woman was at home last Monday when she found Savinelli trying to break in with a credit card, reports the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. He also happened to be carrying a bag of her underwear.
He told the woman that he had taken the items earlier in the week, and that he had actually broken into her home several times before.
It's unclear if this was the first time he stole her undergarments. And whether they were clean or dirty.
Things turned even stranger when Keith Savinelli tried to convince the woman not to call the police. He handed her his voter registration card, reports the paper. He then fled the scene.
She took that card to police, who apprehended Savinelli. He's since been charged with burglary and attempted burglary, both felonies.
The attempted burglary charge is quite obvious -- he was caught trying to break into the woman's home. But the burglary charges stem from his admission that he had broken in before.
If Keith Savinelli had kept the stolen underwear, he likely wouldn't be facing charges. The woman didn't seem to notice that her underwear was gone until he opened his mouth.