"I don't know what sort of person is running around with a sackful of panties and a large inflatable penis."
From New Zealand:
The girls at Hamilton strip club Firecats have a problem - someone has nicked their knickers. The underwear went missing when the Firecats promotional van was stolen on Saturday. The van was parked on Hood St in Hamilton about 2.30am when the driver got out of the vehicle to talk to two people who had asked him for a ride. Someone jumped in the van and drove off, eventually dumping the vehicle up a driveway on Upper Kent St in Frankton. The van was undamaged, but missing from the vehicle was a sack containing about 50 items, including g-strings and some of the performers' costumes. Also missing was an inflatable penis Firecats had brought to help with promotions during last year's British and Irish Lions rugby tour.
Firecats owner Tony Garraway wondered what use the thief had for the missing items.
"I don't know what sort of person is running around with a sackful of panties and a large inflatable penis," he said.
Mr Garraway said there was a delay in police being told of the van's discovery. The house at the end of the driveway where the van was left was split into two units, one occupied by a couple and one by a man. Mr Garraway said the occupiers of each unit thought their neighbours were "being a bit naughty", so did not call police. The performers were upset at the theft, as many of the missing items had been imported from the US, Mr Garraway said.