Secret admirer, not terrorist, causes stir over mailed panties |

Secret admirer, not terrorist, causes stir over mailed panties

The Associated Press

FALLON, Nev. (AP) – A 59-year-old man who received a suspicious letter with amorous writings and women’s lace panties turned it over to sheriff’s deputies, who stored it in a biohazard barrel before determining it didn’t come from a terrorist.

”It was from a secret admirer,” Churchill County Sheriff Bill Lawry said. ”We returned the letter and the underwear.”

The Fallon man said he became concerned about the threat of anthrax contamination because the unsigned letter was mailed from Reno in a yellow envelope with no return address.

Neatly printed on two pages, the sexually suggestive message and black thong panties arrived Thursday.

”It just about blew my socks off,” said the man, speaking on the condition he not be named. He said he had lived in the rural community only since September and few people had his address.

The man said he was worried about anthrax exposure because he sniffed the contents to determine if perfume was present.

”I don’t know of anybody who would do this and I have no explanation for it. I feel kind of silly,” he said.

The woman who made the overture notified the sheriff on Monday when she learned that the letter had been turned over for investigation. She told authorities she was romantically interested.

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