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77-year-old man arrested for threatening to start fire in Yodobashi Camera


Police said Sunday they have arrested a 77-year-old man for threatening to start a fire in appliance retailer Yodobashi Camera's store in Tokyo's Shinjuku district.

According to police, the suspect, identified as Tomokazu Karasawa, entered the store at around 9:20 a.m. on Saturday, TBS reported. Witnesses said he took a 5-liter container out of his rucksack and poured gasoline on the floor, then held up a lighter.

Two male staff restrained Karasawa who said nothing the whole time, police said, adding that he has so far given no motive for his actions.

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he bought a defective product the other day?

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A five liter container full of gas? He must be pretty strong for a 77 year old. I hope I can to that when I'm 77. I mean carry 5 liters of fluid, not set fire to Yodobashi.

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Gokai: five liters, not gallons. A jug of milk is 4L so that plus a bottle of soda. Not heavy in the least, especially for those Oba-Chans walking around all day.

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Motive - he wanted 3 hot meals a day and a roof over his head!

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They told him his computer needed a firewall.

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The geriatric crimewave continues.

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Pukey2Sep. 09, 2012 - 07:17PM JST Motive - he wanted 3 hot meals a day and a roof over his head!


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I felt like that once in one of those stores in Akihabara. The same song over and over and over again...

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Maybe his situation was like mine. I can never get approved for their credit card even though I have no debt, own a mansion, have worked here for years, and get a large monthly retirement check from Uncle Sam.

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Shouldnt have taken his red stapler away.

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It's Fort Knox - Shopping theft must be 0.00% in that store.

With all the security cameras, staff and security guards Yodabashi has they best security I have ever seen.

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You know how much gas costs these days! unforgivable crime!

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I can understand this guys anger. The repetitive jingle over the P.A and the constant "Yashai Masaeee" has nearly caused me to snap in electronics stores before.

I use the internet for electronics purposes these days, not for my sake but for the safety of the staff and customers at the stores. They dont want to see me angry.

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Crazy nut job....

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