A Florida man claimed to receive sexual pleasure from pool floats, after he was arrested on Thursday for stealing more than 75 of the toys, according to The Miami Herald.
Christopher William Monnin, 35, was charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling, theft, and criminal mischief. The defendants, who broke into a number of residences in Palm Bay, said he “sexually gratified himself with the pool floats instead of raping women,” according to his arrest report.
Monnin’s bond was set at $16,000, and he will have to wear a GPS monitoring device if he is released.
There were 13 reports linked to the pool toy crimes this year. “The city has been plagued with burglaries in which the suspect cuts the screen or otherwise enters a victim’s back pool deck area and steals only pool floats,” said the Palm Bay Police Department in Brevard County.
“Multiple victims indicated that they had been burglarized several times by this person but only reported it on the second or third burglary of their floats,” according to the area’s police.