The leaves have already started changing colors in Lancaster, Ohio but not because of the coming change of seasons.
Someone abandoned some 3,000 pairs of panties along the side of a road there.
“I came up and looked for myself and after I got here I couldn't believe what I was seeing,” Jim Carmichael, a Berne Township Trustee told reporters at 10TV. “We're just looking at it like somebody has done this and we want to find out who did it."
Police say there seem to be four main dumping spots along a one-mile stretch of Crawfis Road southeast of Lancaster. They think the underwear was dumped in bags from area discount and grocery stores. The panties appeared to not be used, but they were not in their packaging, 10TV reported.
Here's the full story from 10TV:
LANCASTER, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in central Ohio are trying to solve a panties puzzle: why hundreds of pairs of mostly women's underwear were dumped along the side of a road.
Fairfield County Deputy Gary Hummel said Thursday the undergarments were found in trees and on hillsides in several spots this week on a road in Berne Township, about 30 miles southeast of Columbus.
He says some of the panties were still folded the way they'd come in packaging, while others appeared to have been worn. There were nearly 1,700 pairs in all, in a mix of colors and patterns. Hummel says when collected, they filled 10 large trash bags.
He says investigators are "baffled" as to where the panties came from.