A West Palm Beach man’s apparent fondness for women’s undergarments landed him in jail this week after he allegedly stole more than $150 worth of panties from a Boynton Beach Victoria’s Secret store.
City police arrested Melton Lee Butler Jr., 50, Monday after an employee at the Victoria’s Secret in the Boynton Beach Mall told officers that he took 15 women’s panties from a table and hid them in a shopping bag. He was detained by a security officer after he walked out of the store without making any attempt to pay, police said.
The panties reportedly were valued in total at $155.50. Butler was being held Tuesday in lieu of $3,000 bail.
He has prior convictions for misdemeanor retail theft in June 2014, police said. He is also a suspect in two other Victoria’s Secret retail theft investigations, according to police.