A Crystal Lake man who has a history of breaking into McHenry County homes since the 1990s to steal women’s undergarments has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for his latest burglary.
In October, the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded around to a home near Riverside Drive and Sherman Boulevard in Nunda Township near Crystal Lake.
A resident, who was not home at the time, called 911 after becoming aware of suspicious activity at their residence. The suspect fled the scene before deputies arrived.
An investigation began and with assistance from a Lake County Sheriff’s Office canine unit, the suspect was located and apprehended, authorities said.
David L. Khollman, 50, of the 1700 block of Crescent Road in Crystal Lake, was charged with criminal trespass to residence, residential burglary and disorderly conduct.
Sheriff’s deputies determined that Khollman stole two bras from the residence during the burglary, court documents show.
The sheriff’s office said that Khollman was wearing a long-haired wig during the break-in, and surveillance video obtained by the Northwest Herald shows him also wearing a dress. No one was hurt during the incident.
On Wednesday, Khollman pleaded guilty to one count of residential burglary, a Class 1 felony. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Khollman was previously arrested and charged with one count of disorderly conduct for peeping into a residence in the 1600 block of Grand Avenue in unincorporated Crystal Lake on August 5, 2020.
During that incident, the homeowner had reviewed their home security footage of the previous night and noticed a person on their property.
The unknown person, later identified as Khollman, was wearing a dress and carrying a purse. He was recorded walking through the yard and peering into a window.
At the time of that arrest, Khollman was on parole with the Illinois Department of Corrections for a burglary in McHenry County in 2018.
Khollman, a felon, has served prison time for numerous charges dating back to the 1990s including several burglaries.
He entered a woman’s home in 1994 and received probation, court records show.
In 2001, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison for entering three homes in unincorporated Crystal Lake and stealing bras and underwear. During one of the incidents, he allegedly fondled a woman while she slept, the Northwest Herald reported.
Police found him in possession of a shopping bag filled with women’s underwear when they arrested him in the 2001 case, the Northwest Herald reported.
In 2017, Khollman was sentenced to four years in prison for burglarizing the Fantasy Factory Romantic Boutique on Front Street in McHenry. He stole sex toys, clothing and DVDs, the Herald reported.