crime

Saitama man repeatedly steals food from store by making his phone say “PayPay♫”

Crime doesn’t PayPay.

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Drunk droning arrest first of its kind in Aichi Prefecture

Friends don’t let friends fly tiny helicopters drunk.

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Happy ending for Japanese man whose sports car was stolen right before his eyes

Rotary sports coupe’s journey comes full circle as it’s reunited with its rightful owner.

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Japanese police take down knife-wielding man at train station without using lethal force【Video】

Incident occurred at major train station in one of Japan’s largest cities.

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Shocking video shows Japanese man’s car being stolen right outside his home. Let’s help him get it back

Be on the lookout for this silver Mazda RX-7.

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Ocean’s 11: heist of over 2M yen in sea cucumbers thwarted by Japanese coast guard

Like they always say, stealing sea cucumbers doesn’t pay.

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Zelda hacker arrested by police in Japan for selling modified Breath of the Wild save data

Long arm of the law stretches from Niigata to Tokyo in investigation into “the ultimate save data.”

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Nagoya man driving stolen Lexus RX steals Lexus LX

Brand loyalty among thieves.

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Instant karma? Accused voyeur falls off bridge at Shibuya Staion, breaks several bones【Video】

Two accused perverts make a break for it by running along Tokyo train tracks on the same day.

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Ibaraki woman arrested for attacking Olympic torch with water gun

And not just any water gun; it was a Fancy & Toy Tonari.

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Three people become first arrested in Japan for posting 10-minute movie recap on YouTube

Movie makers say 10-minute summaries hurt their bottom line.

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Chinese criminal’s Yu-Gi-Oh card reaches astronomical price before auction is shut down

Top bid for supposedly rare card soars past US$13 million, surpasses embezzled amount that got its owner life in prison.

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Wakayama man stealing uniform from school caught by mysterious man in restroom in middle of night

There’s a very thin line between lurking and guarding.

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Real life doesn’t work like anime – Tokyo man arrested after letting schoolgirl live with him

You’d expect most people to realize this was a bad idea, but this guy especially.

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Japan creates its first law requiring permits for crossbow possession

Until now it was easier to get your hands on a crossbow than an air rifle.

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The case of Hyde’s stolen hydrangea in Wakayama City

On the bright side, he could probably write a song about this.

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English teacher arrested in Japan for smuggling cannabis oil inside hair treatment bottles

Two kilograms found hidden in shampoo pump-bottles.

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Sorry don’t cut it – Tokyo bento shop refuses apology from drunk who threw money at worker’s face

Kitchen Dive tells man to take a hike straight to the police and turn himself in.

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Saitama Police chief arrested busted for stealing toilet paper

Pillar of the community caught with five lines of the white stuff.

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Osaka man charged with spitting in front of same pickle shop for most of 2020

We all have our own ways to keep busy during the pandemic.

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