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2 Chinese held for stealing 999 pairs of branded sneakers in Tokyo

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If the shoe fits...

7 ( +11 / -4 )

I wouldn’t want to be in their shoes.

5 ( +11 / -6 )

But, don't they already make shoes over there?

6 ( +7 / -1 )

999? No wonder the police got wind of their crime!

6 ( +8 / -2 )

What a pair of sneaks those two guys are.

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uaintseeme Today  04:55 pm JST

But, don't they already make shoes over there?

I guess they figured they'd make more money by selling 1,000 pairs of sneakers that they didn't have to manufacture themselves.

No production costs -- just shipping costs. A nearly 100% profit.

They may have been higher quality, too.

7 ( +9 / -2 )

Unfortunately for them no one will cry presumed innocent until proven guilty

0 ( +3 / -3 )

Damn the Chinese are smart.... not many people know this, so they must've done their homework, but once you steal 1,000 sneakers, the crime is then upped to Grand Theft and then becomes at least 30 years in prison. Whereas 999 sneakers is a maximum of just 5. Just one pair less is the difference of 25 years!

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Xin, who had dealings with the company, was in possession of a key to the warehouse, the police said.

So why did he break in if he had a key? Surely he could have just unlocked the door, which is hardly a break-in.

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But don't they already make shoes over there?

Made in China, we know that...

6 ( +7 / -1 )

I guess I don't think the headline should say "2 Chinese..."

Yes, they were Chinese, but emphasizing this in the title of the article makes JT sound as if its pandering to stereotypes that don't need any reinforcement. I'm just trying to imagine if a legit U.S. or UK paper ever published a headline like this?

-9 ( +1 / -10 )

The only problem in Japan is your guilty until you proven yourself innocent. These men may be guilty; however, the police have locked them in as guilty.

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

Was this a lucky number or something?

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obladi

Yes, they were Chinese, but emphasizing this in the title of the article

It is part of the headline, not "emphasized" in the headline. And it is part of the story.

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So befsuse he has a key to a warehouse he stole them? Love the confession.

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No wonder that all those hundreds of shoes don't find a paying buyer among young customers so they fill up the shelves ready for thefts. Even if I wanted to buy a pair of them , they usually don't have my size in store (bigger than 27, European 44), or they at best only have a very few older out of fashion ones. And younger Japanese are also bigger nowadays and probably have the same problems finding fitting sized shoes. The same btw for socks and one can say for all clothing in general.

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

They failed to sneak away undetected.

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2 ( +2 / -0 )

They are definitely a "shoe-in" for prison and deportation. I'm glad I'm not in their shoes.

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It would be funny if those 999 sneakers were made in China.

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I got 999 problems but a sneaker ain't one.

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held for stealing 999 pairs

999? what did they do? take one down and pass it around?

Just get a 1000!

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