A man who was caught red-handed after stealing bras at a female hostel managed to escape by pretending that he was possessed, China Press reported.
Someone saw him prying open the gate of the hostel in Seberang Prai around midnight on Monday before going to the second floor and ransacking the wardrobes there.
Several female workers who came back to the hostel after ending their night shift bumped into him.
When he was cornered, the man pretended he was in a seizure. He lay on the floor, twitching uncontrollably.
The women panicked and summoned a bomoh.
At one point, when no one was looking, the man left with eight bras and two knives.
However, he was arrested five hours later near the Simpang Ampat light industrial area.