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Jose Angel Perales, Lingerie 'Thief,' Caught By Tattoo Featuring His Own Name

02/25/2013 11:51 am 11:51:53 | Updated Feb 26, 2013

Pro tip: If you're going to disguise yourself in a wig and a dress, make sure you cover the tattoo of your own name.

Police in Davenport, Iowa say Jose Angel Perales, 24, broke into Dr. John's Lingerie Boutique at around 4 a.m. on Feb. 17, grabbing some merchandise before heading into the manager's office, the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier reported.

While inside the office, the 325-pound man “began to please himself anally on the manager’s desk and futon/couch" according to a court complaint obtained by The Smoking Gun.

He spent the next couple of hours trying on clothes and "experiment[ing] with sex toys," according to the court complaint

Police say he finally donned a red dress and blonde wig before heading out of the store.

The man's watertight disguise had one fatal flaw: During his naked interlude, surveillance cameras caught footage of his tattoo, which reads "Perales" in old English letters across his back, according to investigators. He was arrested Friday, according to WHBF.

Investigators say Perales had "used and/or taken" somewhere between $1,000 and $2,000 worth of merchandise. These items were apparently ineligible for resale because they were covered with bodily fluids.

Perales was charged with third-degree burglary and third-degree theft.

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