A man who claims he is obsessed with doorknobs faces three years in prison for a burglary spree in which dozens of them were taken from construction sites.
A criminal complaint said Thor Jeffrey Steven Laufer told police he took a variety of items from the construction sites in the Milwaukee suburb of Mequon to disguise his obsession, "so that it would look like a typical burglary rather than someone just stealing doorknobs."
17 February 2006
Yet Another Love That Dares Not Speak Its Name
I suspect cautionary tales of doorknobphilia will not become a regularly-recurring feature of Infamy or Praise, but whenever I come across them, I will be certain to pass them along: