A British man was found with over 40 mobile phones stuffed down his bicycle shorts as he was leaving a popular nightspot.
Managers called police after several patrons complained of their missing cellphones.
Police arrived and agreed to search everyone as they exited the club.
Officers were shocked to find Iulian Cojocaru, 28, with 44 phones hidden in a pair of Lycra cycling shorts under his pants, which included iPhones, Androids and BlackBerry handsets.
He pleaded guilty to 25 counts of theft, police said.