From the website:
A man suspected of stealing about 5,000 pairs of shoes in order to enjoy their odor has been arrested, police said Wednesday.
"I was enjoying their smell," Masashi Kamata, 28, a resident of Moriyama-ku, Nagoya, was quoted as telling investigators. "Indoor shoes for school sexually stimulate me. I couldn't throw away the shoes I obtained."
Why do all the shoes look the same? http://mdn.mainichi-msn.co.jp/national/news/20061101p2a00m0na017000c.html - via Arbroath