The Northland man who gained national notoriety as "the
Buttcrack Bandit" has been refused bail in another court
appearance this week.
Lane Lewis Junior Toto, 28, appeared in the Kaitaia District
Court on Wednesday on a charge of burglary relating to a
break-in at the Houhora Liquor Centre on Christmas Eve.
Toto was captured on the liquor store's CCTV cameras as he
was bending down to lift a box of bottles from the chiller,
displaying a striking builder's crack as his shorts slipped
down past his cheeks.
The image went viral after Senior Constable Tracee Knowler
posted it on the Houhora police Facebook page, the publicity
leading to a number of tip-offs and Toto's arrest on February
He was denied bail in his latest court appearance on March
13. He is due back in court on May 1.