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

Jose Angel Perales

First Posted: 02/25/13 EST Updated: 02/25/13 EST

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.

Surveillance video allegedly shows Perales leaving the manager's office naked. He then tries on clothes for a couple of hours, according to the Daily Mail. 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.

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

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