How many pairs of shoes?
Police have seized more than 1,500 pairs of shoes from a man who stole them out of school lockers in a series of burglaries over the past two years.
"He liked to smell them," said Lt. William H. Graham of the Waukesha, Wisconsin police.
The man, 27, collected keys for three public high schools and a middle school while working as a cable company repairman.
Armed with a bolt cutter, he then snuck into the schools after hours and stole tennis shoes from girls' lockers.
The big break came for police when a security video at one of the high schools caught the man loading things into his car on May 20.
After searching registration records, police tracked down the man with a previous conviction of stealing shoes from a high school. They found the shoes at his home and a rented storage unit.