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65-year-old man arrested for theft says he never worked

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A man arrested on Nov 28 by Osaka prefectural police says he never worked and lived off stolen money.

Kiyomasa Shimabukuro, 65, is currently charged with one theft. On the night of July 14, he allegedly broke into a beauty salon in Shinsaibashi, Osaka. He is believed to have robbed the business of goods and 53,000 yen cash. He is currently on trial for the burglary.

However, police are linking Shimabukuro to 82 other thefts of offices and salons totaling 10.6 million yen, which occurred from April of 2010 to September of this year. The suspect’s city of residence is unknown and given his reported confession he may be responsible for considerably more robberies.

When the news broke, Internet commenters were impressed. One said: “65 years and never caught. Even Lupin got caught every once in a while.” Others suggested he spend the rest of his golden years doing crime prevention consultation.

And of course, the coincidence wasn’t lost on people that the suspect was arrested at exactly the standard age of retirement in Japan. It also leads to the bitter reality that if found guilty, he will cease to live off the hard work of others by stealing and begin officially living off their tax money instead. Not a bad retirement package for that kind of career.

Source: Yomiuri Online

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So like a Japanese Gypsie??

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Terrible to steal from others but if what he says is true, and he hasn't actually worked a day and has just been stealing to make a living then I gotta hand it to him.

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Title sounds like your typically salaryman.

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"A man arrested on Nov 28 by Osaka prefectural police says he never worked and lived off stolen money."

"Title sounds like your typically salaryman."

Him and his kind been hiding behind the "restricted" yellow curtain all his life....

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It also leads to the bitter reality that if found guilty, he will cease to live off the hard work of others by stealing and begin officially living off their tax money instead.

That's funny! Sounds like the average "sengyo shufu" to me.

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Perhaps he should become a politician.

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Perhaps this perhaps that..... He is a criminal it's all pretty simple! Lock is button jail and throw away the key!

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Dude needs to write a book and sell the movie rights, then he can pay back some of his ill gotten gains and educate the public at the same time

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I don't want to be stolen from, but you gotta respect somebody doing it for 45? years and not getting caught.

Idea that he should be an anti-crime counsellor of some sort = subconscious message of "I lived off stealing for my whole life, then got a retirement package of doing this talking-about-crime work. Good gig if you can get it!"

I don't really like that idea.

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