crime

Saitama teacher arrested for taking videos in restroom, trying to cover up by buying a new phone

Not one to face the music, this lecherous teacher concocted a daringly stupid plan to save himself.

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Police officer caught smelling coworker’s shoes, Department: “sniffing shoes is not illegal”

To protect and serve and occasionally smell women’s shoes.

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Middle-aged man arrested for stealing whistles from little girls

Search of suspect’s home revealed 12 whistles, suggesting repeat offenses.

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Japanese superhero Kamen Rider arrested for meth use

The tokusatsu franchise continues to find itself on the wrong side of the law with second arrest in as many months.

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Group of Japanese teens busted for marijuana, say “We wanted to be like foreign musicians”

High schoolers from rural Kochi Prefecture wanted to live the high life.

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Man arrested for living in elderly woman’s home unnoticed for half a year

Unidentified suspect is a modern-day ninja, using his powers for creepiness.

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Civil servant spends 20 minutes hitting on schoolgirl in Japan, gets arrested instead of a date

Man with more determination than brains says after initial rejection days earlier, he “just couldn’t forget her.”

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Tokyo crow who tried to buy a train ticket gets illegally captured

Local citizen takes the law into her own hands and catches the prepaid card-stealing bird, but lands in trouble with the authorities herself.

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Shoplifter drags drug store clerk 130 meters by car in Hyogo Prefecture

Tenacious clerk simply refused to let some vitamin-deficient bandits get away.

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Chiba police looking for man threatening to kill kids who don’t play tag with him

Authorities keeping a close eye on parks in Narashina City for the repeat offender.

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Japanese convict, nicknamed Lupin, busts out of island jail, swims to mainland, still gets caught

Three week manhunt comes to an end on quiet residential street in Hiroshima.

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Man arrested for licking the face of Japanese police officer, claims he was trying to help

Drunken attempt at assistance is a prime example of the solution being far worse than the problem.

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Boy threatens to stab school staff forcing elementary students to wear Giorgio Armani uniforms

Threatening to cut people up with a knife is not the best way to go about airing frustrations.

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Police on the lookout for man offering young boys money for sneezes

Suspect is said to provide tissues as well.

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Man pretending to be idol singer producer arrested on charge of kidnapping 14-year-old Tokyo girl

Told junior high student who wanted to run away he’d pick her up, and also “Bring your school uniform.”

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Rurouni Kenshin manga restarts serialization just seven months after author’s child porn arrest

Creator of hit anime/manga franchise keeps himself out of jail and his comic in monthly magazine.

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“Annoying to put on clothes,” Kochi City official arrested for taking out garbage naked

Not saying I agree with what he did, but he does have a point.

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Japanese garbage man challenges coworker to literal bladed duel following workplace argument

Tells police odd mix of courtesy and violence was “the only way” to settle their differences.

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Shogun arrested in Japan for being a peeping Tom

Months-long investigation ends with police officers taking Shogun Kigawa into custody after he fails to resist his fetish for peeing women.

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“But she looked 13!” is no excuse in the eyes of the Japanese law, 40-something man learns

Nagoya man arrested after crossing prefectural lines to perform illicit act with elementary school student.

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