A tragic scene unfolded in a supermarket in Kurashiki, Okayama last Thursday as 32-year-old Shinji Kuroki went on a mass poking and squishing rage inside. Details of the total damage are sketchy but we received reports that packs of meat had holes poked in them with a finger and loaves of bread have been seen lying on the ground, smashed in cold blood.

According to the Okayama Prefectural Police, Kuroki entered the supermarket on the afternoon of 5 September. Then, from approximately 2:10pm, the 15-minute-long rampage of packaged food ensued, leaving 103 items destroyed beyond salability for a total of 59,880 yen (US$600) in casualties.

Police arrived on the scene soon after a clerk had dialed 110, but Kuroki had already left. Luckily, as the authorities were investigating, the suspect came back to pick up the bicycle he had forgotten. When the police questioned Kuroki he confessed to the violence.

When asked why he committed this atrocity, Kuroki allegedly said, “Earlier the staff didn’t treat me right. I got upset.” The company who runs the supermarket released a statement saying that they had no choice but to throw away the victims. They also vowed to improve security at the supermarkets to avoid future tragedies from occurring.

Source: Yomiuri (Japanese)
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