Man accused of stealing underwear, women's shoes and more from Huntsville home

Police told us the man was wearing lingerie underneath his clothing when they arrested him.

Posted: Jul 5, 2018 5:32 PM
Updated: Jul 5, 2018 6:40 PM

A man is behind bars Thursday evening after Huntsville Police say they caught him at a home loading furniture that wasn't his into a moving truck.

The burglary happened in the middle of the day on Quietdale Drive and then turned into a short police chase that ended on Chalet Circle.

The owner of the home shared with WAAY 31 the man didn't only steal furniture, but he also stole her underwear and high heels.

Justine Carlisle told me she watched a U-Haul go speeding by her home with police cars following close behind on Wednesday.

Police told us 34-year-old Clifton Peppers was behind the wheel of the moving truck.

Officers received a call someone was burglarizing a home Wednesday and when they arrived they caught Peppers loading furniture into the back of a moving truck.

"He was confident and bold in himself thinking "I have enough time to take things out and move them." It takes time to take things out and move furniture into a U-Haul," Carlisle said.

Police say he threw the chair in his hands and took off without even closing the back of the truck.

Officers chased him four miles as furniture fell out of the back along the way.

The owner of the home spoke to WAAY 31 over the phone Thursday. She told us she believes Peppers also broke into her home last Friday and Sunday.

She said he had already stolen 12 pairs of her high heels and all of her underwear.

"More than likely he took him for himself. Especially since he was wearing [women's underwear]. I don't think you can sell them. Maybe he likes women's clothing. You can sell shoes, but underwear you can't sell those," Carlisle added.

Police told us Peppers was wearing women's lingerie underneath his clothing when they arrested him.

The owner and Carlisle both told me they're still confused why he would steal underwear from the home.

"That's very intimate you know. I would be very angry and violated. I would be angry if someone stole my stuff period, but my underwear? No, no, no, that's not cool," Carlisle said.

Police have charged Peppers with two counts of burglary, along with attempting to elude police, and having a weapon without a concealed carry permit.

As of Thursday evening, Peppers was still in the Madison County Jail. Bond has not been set for him at this time.

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