Nebraska Man Gets 5 Years for Underwear Thievery

A Nebraska man was sentenced to up to five years in prison for stealing underwear and other personal items from a woman he knew from his work.

Dan Trompke, 37, was initially charged with burglary after officers found more than 500 women's undergarments in a December search of his Nebraska home.

Some of those bras, panties, slips and other personal items were taken from the home of a woman he knew from his work as a truck driver. The woman was not identified.

Aside from an act of violence, there was probably no more invasive a crime than breaking into a woman's home and stealing her most personal items, Buffalo County District Court Judge John Icenogle told Trompke on Thursday.

"The result, at least in my mind, is to leave an individual in a degree of terror in their own house," he was quoted as saying by The Grand Island Independent in its Friday edition.

Trompke was sentenced to 20 months to five years and ordered to pay restitution of $295 on a lesser charge of felony attempted burglary.