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19-year-old man arrested for making false 119 call in Gunma

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Police on Wednesday arrested a 19-year-old man for making a false emergency call, claiming that a man in his 40s was running amok with a knife and that he had stabbed five people in Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture.

After receiving the 119 call, the Takasaki City fire department dispatched 14 rescuers to the scene, while prefectural police sent 18 patrol cars and a total of 40 officers. When they arrived at the scene, there was no one there except for the suspect, who cannot be named because he is a minor.

The suspect, who has admitted to making the call, was quoted as saying: "I like police, and wanted to see a lot of patrol cars arriving at once as if they were investigating a crime."

In Takasaki, prank calls have been coming in at a rate of a few a month, and police are currently investigating if the boy had any connection with other incidents.

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Glad he likes police.. he looks like he will be with them all his life.... Yeah I like naked girls but doesnt mean I run into a girls changing room.... DH

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Fryingmonkey....can't believe you actually called someone a "retard." That is just so wrong. When you use the word retard you demean people with special needs. They get what you are saying and the understand when you are mocking them. You have so many alternatives, using the word retard is a slur and shouldn't be one of them.

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don't they have the story of the little boy who cried wolf in japan?

yep it's called 狼少年 [おおかみしょうねん] okami shonen

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I think the real question is, why do you need to send 40 officers to take down one guy with a knife? One or two patrol cars would have been fine!

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"First, how the hell are you going to call him a “man” and then in the next paragraph add “who cannot be named because he is a minor”? Also, to put it as politically as I can; this kid’s a RETARD! Get him help before he hurts somebody!!!"

ditto

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don't they have the story of the little boy who cried wolf in japan?

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Charge him with mischief and a heavy fine for wasting taxpayers money.

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What a moron!

He can't be arrested he is a minor, why does the title read arrested? Perhaps the translation should be "detained".

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It doesn't say that he made 119 calls, it says several a month. And it doesn't say that the young lad made them, just that the police are - quite reasonably - investigating. And of course the dispatcher should send police to the scene of a reported crime.

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“I like police, and wanted to see a lot of patrol cars arriving at once as if they were investigating a crime.”

LOL

I like bikini models and want to see a lot of them arrive at my house as if they were attending a 乱交.

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all crimes in Japan are committed by the same person, if they actually catch someone. We saw it yesterday with the purse snatcher, all purse snatching were attributed to him, now today all prank 119 emergency calls are attributed to this guy. Without any proof a dispatcher would blindly send all these people to a crime scene in Japan. Stupid dispatcher. 40 cops, 18 cars, weren't doing anything anyway. Free entertainment. Let the copycat begin.

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First, how the hell are you going to call him a “man” and then in the next paragraph add “who cannot be named because he is a minor”? Also, to put it as politically as I can; this kid’s a RETARD! Get him help before he hurts somebody!!!

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hes mentally ill

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God, get a job you bum

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