A bizarre thief was apprehended for stealing wall-mounted flat screen TVs from hospitals and restaurants and giving them away to homeless people, police said Thursday.
The police will have the 37-year-old thief undergo a psychiatric evaluation as he is showing abnormal behavior.
According to the police account, the man sneaked into hospitals and restaurants through windows in Jungnang, northern Seoul, mostly at dawn, over the past nine months to steal 10 flat panel TVs and one electronic weighing machine with a combined value of 23.8 million won.
Police confirmed that he didn’t sell any of the TVs but instead gave them away to homeless people he was acquainted with.
“We will have him undergo a psychiatric examination as he is behaving irregularly by giving away stolen TVs to his acquaintances and living on the street even though he has family,” an officer said.