Underwear thief gets prison time

NORWICH – A man stood in Chenango County Supreme Court Wednesday and said he was motivated to commit burglaries over his desire to steal woman’s lingerie.



Twenty-year-old Paul J. Hendrickson, homeless, but formerly of the Maple Grove Trailer Park in Norwich, pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted second degree burglary Wednesday after admitting he entered the home of a woman living in his neighborhood for the sole reason of stealing her, or her children’s, underwear.

Although allowed to plead to the technicality of attempted burglary, Hendrickson told the court he successfully broke-in and entered on at least on occasion, removing articles of intimate clothing from the victim’s laundry.


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