A man who was caught wearing women’s sandals on the streets of New York City recently admitted to a manhunt for his shoes.
The New York Daily News reported on Friday that 28-year-old Michael Perna said he’s been a victim of an elaborate social media campaign targeting him by women in a series of pictures that have gone viral.
Perna, a former employee of a shoe company, was caught in October with a pair of women’s boots, according to The Daily News.
The shoes are described as “barefoot shoes” by Pernas Instagram account, but he told the newspaper that the shoes were his to wear, saying that he “gave them to my sister.”
“I never thought that I would be caught,” Pernanas Instagram post said.
“I didn’t even think that I was going to be arrested.”
The post said he didn’t know he was going after a woman until he received a message from someone saying he would be arrested.
“I was like, ‘I can’t believe I’m going after this woman,'” Pernans mother, Laura, told the Daily News in October.
“He’s so nice, he said he would never do that.”
Laura Pernabos Instagram account was recently deleted.