A thief who stole pool floats from back gardens in Florida, which he used to 'sexually gratify' himself, has been arrested on charges of burglary, theft and criminal mischief.
Police were alerted to thief Christopher William Monnin, 35, of Palm Bay, following a spate of bizarre robberies where pool enclosure screens were cut and novelty floats were stolen.
On Thursday Florida police stopped Monnin on his bicycle as a suspicious person and was found to be carrying a white garbage bag which contained deflated pool floats, an arrest report said.
Monnin told officers the motive behind his burglaries was sexual.
'Defendant stated that he sexually gratifies himself with the floats and does this instead of raping women,' the arresting officer said, the SD reported.
After confessing to being the pool float thief, Monnin led officers to a nearby home where he had stashed some 75 floats, including many that matched the ones reported missing over the course of seven months.
Police were alerted to sneak thief Christopher William Monnin, 35, of Palm Bay, following a spate of bizarre robberies where pool enclosure screens were cut and pool floats were stolen.