facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Shoe fetish theft results in probation

Oct. 24, 2007 at 8:05 PM   |   Comments

WAUKESHA, Wis., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A 27-year-old man who indulged his shoe fetish by stealing more than 1,500 pairs of shoes in Waukesha, Wis., has been sentenced to four years of probation.

After being convicted of the unusual theft from four local schools, Erik Heinrich was also sentenced by Waukesha County Circuit Judge J. Mac Davis to two months in jail and 100 hours of community service, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel said Tuesday.

"The circumstances cry out that there is a mental health issue," the judge said after announcing Heinrich's sentence.

The unique incident came to light on May 21, when several local female high school students reported having had their lockers broken into and having their shoes stolen.

The newspaper said that the ensuing investigation eventually lead police to Heinrich, who said he regretted what he had done and hoped to overcome his affliction through counseling and hard work.

"I'm very ashamed of my past actions," Heinrich said during his trial. "I feel remorse for what I've done and now it's time to move on with my life."

Topics: Mac Davis
© 2007 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Hospital turns pediatric MRI into 'spaceship' Hospital turns pediatric MRI into 'spaceship'
2
Survey: Nearly 1 in 10 have gone to work high on pot Survey: Nearly 1 in 10 have gone to work high on pot
3
Banana peel takes top Ig Nobel Prize Banana peel takes top Ig Nobel Prize
4
Unmentionable: Naked man got frisky with panties Unmentionable: Naked man got frisky with panties
5
'Stay of execution' for bird living in store 'Stay of execution' for bird living in store
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback