His name is Rip.
He really likes pantyhose.
A man in Pennsylvania named Rip Alan Swartz made random lewd prank calls around the United States, trying to talk to women about pantyhose. On one day alone, he made 432 calls. He told police that two out of every 100 phone calls resulted in a conversation.
Mr Schwartz likely has some mental health issues.
Some of the news stories about Mr. Swartz portray him as a disgusting pervert who "got his jollies" from the calls. Said Mr. Swartz, who hopes to enter a mental health treatment program:
"I’m definitely ashamed of the whole scenario. I didn’t mean to harm anybody. I just want to do the program and just put this whole scenario behind me and get on with my life, because I definitely messed it up."
Mr. Swartz, his mugshot
His first mugshot makes him look a bit frightening. Contrast it with the one below.
Mr. Swartz, again
– Shiremanstown man sentenced for calling thousands of women about pantyhose, The Sentinel, Cumberlink>>
– Rip Alan Swartz confesses to calling women for sexually explicit talks about their pantyhose: cops, New York Daily News>>
– This person displays an obsession with pantyhose in a more acceptable way: Swedish pantyhose ads on Flickr>>