Caught On Tape: Alleged Thief Unscrews Porch Lightbulb Wearing Only Women’s Underpants

After the video went online, cops say they identified the suspect, whose face and heavy tattoo work are clearly visible on camera.

July 08, 2019

Photo by: Michael Anthony Jimenez [Ring video/screenshot; Wylie Police Department]

Michael Anthony Jimenez [Ring video/screenshot; Wylie Police Department]

By: Mike McPadden

WYLIE, TX — According to the Wylie Police Department, a heavily tattooed man wearing only women’s skimpy pink-and-gray underpants was recorded by a doorbell camera stealing a lightbulb from a stranger’s porch.

After the homeowner reportedly posted the video online, police said they easily identified the accused thief. The video clearly shows his face and extensive ink work.

Michael Anthony Jimenez, 36, was reportedly arrested last week in connection to the June 30 incident.

Authorities reported that Jimenez has a lengthy criminal record in Dallas County, including charges for burglary, possession, and resisting arrest, as well as a 2004 conviction for indecency with a child.

The panty-clad accused pilferer allegedly struck at around 11 P.M. on Saturday, June 30. The next morning, the homeowner reportedly checked his Ring doorbell camera footage and noticed the lightbulb-lifter in lady’s undergarments, then posted the 65-second clip on Reddit.

The homeowner’s brother reportedly wrote on Reddit, “It looks like the tattoo on his back says ‘Jimenez,’ but it’s hard to be sure. My brother’s got kids and a wife so he’s pretty freaked out since it looks like the guy was casing the place.”

Reports state the homeowner also claimed that he found footprints on a child’s bedroom window.

Police have said that Jimenez was charged with a misdemeanor and is being held in the Collin County Jail on $25,000 bond.

Next Up

'School Of Rock' Star & Guitarist Joey Gaydos, Jr., Busted For Stealing Guitars

Gaydos, who is known for his role as lead guitarist, Zack Mooneyham, in the fictional school band fronted by Jack Black, has been hit with felony charges for larceny and grand theft.

Man Busted On Camera Stealing 5 Cases Of Brew In 'Beer Run'

Police in Arlington, Texas, have shared images of the suspect who swiped five cases of Bud Light from a convenience store.

Ohio Woman Broke Into Home, Pet The Family Dog, Washed Dishes & Left, Cops Say

Police say Cheyenne Ewing appeared “under the influence of narcotics.”

Video Alarm System Saves California Family From Terrifying Home Invasion

She heard the robbers call her husband's name — a situation that, under other circumstances, could have caused her to open the door.

Woman Allegedly Left $5,000 'Revenge Tip' At Restaurant On Her Boyfriend's Credit Card

Serina Wolfe allegedly paid the $55.37 check with Michael Crane's card — and added a $5,000 tip.

Florida Cops Surprise 80-Year-Old Man With New Bike After His Old One Was Stolen

The officers were concerned about Robert, who is believed to be in his eighties, losing his ability to get around.

Las Vegas Police Hunt Suspect Who Stole 14-Year-Old Boy's $40k/Month Cancer Meds

Surveillance footage captured a man with an orange in one hand and a soda can in the other walking up to Stacey Shavinsky's front door on Mill Canyon Drive.

Man Returns Home To Find Stranger & Her Kids Living In His House

The woman and her children were wearing clothing that Kent Foster recognized as belonging to his wife and children.

Man Tried To Use Stolen ID At Bar, Looked Nothing Like Victim: Cops

The suspect allegedly had the victim's wallet in his fanny pack; his mug shot has since gone viral.

New Mexico Dad Takes Baby & Girlfriend On Halloween Costume Heist

Seth McKelvy-Cothren allegedly used fake credit cards to buy bags full of pricey treats.