Yes they do, and a very clever Manhattan financial analyst did just that by using a hidden smartphone camera, and nabbed her apartment building’s super sneaking into her pad and then sniffing and swiping her lingerie.
“I don’t want to think what he was doing, but everyone has theories, and I’m sure not good,” Ashley Chase told the N.Y. Post.
Chase first suspected something strange was happening inside her fifth floor studio when she returned from a Labor Day trip to the Hamptons last year, and couldn’t find a purple lace bra. As time passed, a series of undergarments disappeared, including a black and gold bikini top, a tan bra and at least three pairs of panties.
“I also realized at that point that underwear I had worn that weekend that were in the dirty hamper were missing,” she said, describing the moment in July when she put the pieces together.
The building superintendent, José Cedillo, was caught red handed and he knew it. Papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court say he copped to the panty raid, admitting: “I went in today to look around. I took a pair of panties.” The creepy super added: “I went in another time a few months ago. I don’t remember when.” Cedillo is now free on $50,000 bond.
Could she have blackmailed him? Of course, but as a busy professional she likely didn’t have time and blackmail is technically illegal.
The most interesting part of the story for me, is that this time it was the building super. Usually its the maid.