Man accused of women's panties, caught by police

TROY - (WJBK)-Video has been released of a 36-year-old Toledo man accused of stealing $1,000 of panties from Victoria's Secret.

On camera Reginald Murphy can be seen taking items at the Oakland Mall location, then trying to flee from police, which had an undercover sting operation.

The video shows how a chase over stolen lingerie ended with Murphy, facing up to 15 years in prison after Troy police catch him stealing underwear.

"You can see him taking stuff off the counter and putting it in the bag," said Capt. Robert Redmond.

Troy police released surveillance video Tuesday showing Murphy inside Oakland Mall last week swiping $1,000 of women's panties. He was in and out in 15 seconds.

Police suspect he could be linked to similar thefts at the Somerset Collection.

"He knew how to get into the mall," Redmond said. "He knew how to get out of the mall when he was running from the cops."

Police say Murphy kept running and eventually reached his parked car, then diving into the driver's seat.

"The officer was grabbing onto him so the officer ended up in the backseat of the car fighting with the guy," Redmond said.

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