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2 Nepalese men arrested for placing bicycle on train tracks

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Police on Tuesday said they have arrested two Nepalese men for placing a stolen bicycle on train tracks in Tokyo’s Itabashi Ward in December.

According to police, the two men, aged 21 and 22, who are vocational school students, have admitted to the charge and said they were drunk at the time, Fuji TV reported.

Police said the two suspects admitted stealing the bike from outside a nearby apartment building and placed it on the tracks of the Tobu Tojo Line early on the morning of Dec 20.

The first train of the morning ran over the bike and was damaged, causing delays to subsequent services. No one on the train was injured.

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Now we will get to see if the "drunk" excuse works for a foreigner! (Doubt there will be any follow up story though)

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The first train of the morning ran over the bike and was damaged, causing delays to subsequent services. No one on the train was injured.

This will result morning train delay for subsequent train schedule.

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it won't work because they forgot to say I don't remember

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I sincerely hope they are deported after a stint in jail.

Its basically attempted mass murder, regardless of "drunk"which may well be a lie to try and sweeten a sentence.

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attempted mass murder, that charge would never stick

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Drunk but able to cycle to the tracks and purposefully place it there?

I don't think they should be allowed to get away with it

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I don't think they should be allowed to get away with it

Oh I don't think they will get away with it, neither should they. There's little senseless crime here compared to many other countries so perpetrators need to be seen to be heavily punished.

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How do you know its senseless crime, maybe they werent drunk , maybe it was planned and fueled by other motives.

its not a bottle cap on rail tracks when we were kids... its a bike... a 10kg of steel or alu which has quite high chance of derailing a train.

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Two Nepalese men who are in Japan as vocational school students who by doing such a stupid thing damaged a train and inconvenienced so many people. I say put them in prison then deport them.

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Unbelievable !

Deserving of the Darwin Awards.

{Just thankfully no one was harmed!}

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This will result morning train delay for subsequent train schedule.

Past tense, happened nearly a month ago!

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According to police, the two men, aged 21 and 22, who are vocational school students, have admitted to the charge and said they were drunk at the time, Fuji TV reported.

It's funny. Everytime we see a story where a drunk Japanese male "can't remember a crime due to being drunk." However these two foreigners can remember all of their illegal activity despite being drunk? Something does add up.

Either way, deport them all! The two degenerates and the police officers involved.

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Young and drunk. A bad combination.

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Not the brightest of bulbs.

Even if they were able to get away with stealing a bicycle, the police would definitely investigate an incident which disrupts train traffic.

They will surely face prison time and get deported.

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The vocational School Visa loophole is also the underlying issue here, much like the Trainee Visa , it is just being used as source of cheap labor.

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Stay tuned to see if the infamous "I was drunk" excuse works for non-Japanese. Same Bat time! Same Bat channel!

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