Clothes stolen on the clothesline
August 13, 2017 7:18pm CST
I've been living a rented house for almost 2 years and it was the first and hopefully will be the last time for me to have my belongings stolen. Oddly enough the neighbors' clothings dried outside their houses were still there. Why was it my clothes there were stolen. The stolen clothes were not expensive ones: one was my batik shirt and another one was my favorite T-shirt I bought a year ago. This can be a sign that I have to be more careful not to dry clothes at night. Did you have similar experience?
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Even in Japan, which is known for not having much crime, I have heard of this happening. Fortunately the thief was caught. I have never had this happen to me since my clothes hang on a second floor balcony which would be really difficult to get to.
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@yanzalong In Japan, most first floors are at least 3 feet off the ground because of ground moisture, so even when I lived in a first floor apartment it would have been a little hard to get in. However, the second floor is safe except maybe from geckos and cockroaches!
Second hand clothes might be sold by owners of the clothes or by the people who stole them. In the U.K, I sold my clothes and the sellers wanted my identification. There may be black markets where stolen goods are on sale.