A 26-year old unemployed forklift operator was arraigned in a Waukesha, Wisconsin courtroom and charged with three counts of burglary after police recoverd over 1,500 pairs of girl's shoes stolen from three public high schools and a middle school in the Waukesha area. Erik D. Heinrich is believed to have used master keys from his work for a local cable company to burglarize local schools and break into student lockers to acquire the shoes to satisfy an elaborate fetish. In addition to the shoes, police also found "numerous" photos of adolescent girls, an undisclosed number of athletic socks, and recent high school yearbooks. Heinrich had been previously convicted of a similar break-in at a local high school in 2005. Police are also investigating his role in other burglaries.
Heinich appeared in court without an attorney and advised the court that he is unlikely to raise the $10,000 bail that has been placed on him.