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Boys will be boys. Some men will be idiots.

Construction and fishing are generally considered to be two particularly manly professions, but that doesn’t mean that the people who work in those industries have all lost the ability to enjoy entertainment that’s ostensibly for kids. Unfortunately, it also doesn’t mean they’ve all developed a properly mature sense of right and wrong, either.

On June 9, police in Futtsu, Chiba Prefecture, arrested Hirokazu Honma, a 37-year-old construction worker, on suspicion of burglary. The score from his alleged caper? A bunch of collectible cards featuring the characters from anime franchise Dragon Ball.

According to the authorities, sometime between 3:30 in the afternoon and 5 in the evening on June 6, Honma (a resident of Kisaratzu, two cities over) broke into the Futtsu home of a 38-year old fisherman, where he pilfered some 300 cards which can be used with the Dragon Ball Heroes arcade game. The retail sale price for a bundle of cards that size would be roughly 16,000 yen (US$145), but their actual value was likely higher still, since the cards are dispensed at random and rare examples can fetch over 10,000 yen each.

Honma’s trial is still to come, but in the meantime, if you too have a stockpile of precious anime cards, let this incident serve as a reminder of the importance of keeping them hidden when you go out.

Follow Casey on Twitter, where he’s still trying to figure out what happened to his Ani-Mayhem cards that disappeared 20 years ago.

Source: Sankei News via Jin
Top image: Dragon Ball Heroes official website