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85-year-old man arrested for stealing condoms from convenience store

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Police in Gifu City have arrested an 85-year-old man on suspicion of shoplifting two packs of condoms from a convenience store.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 11 a.m. Sunday, Chukyo TV reported. Police said Ko Sasaki, of no fixed address and who claims to be self-employed, took two packs of condoms, worth about 2,000 yen, and tried to leave the store without paying for them.

The store manager, a woman in her 50s, saw Sasaki pocket the condoms and detained him at the entrance to the store, while another employee called police.

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85 years old, 85! Can you believe it? Well, I’m surprised he still has the need for condo,s at his advanced age, but that’s his business isn’t it.

Well, wouldn’t it be better in this kind of instance for a man of this age to be banned from the store rather than go through the awful police detention system.

its only a mini crime you see, it defies belief

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Gateball club.

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Good for him! But why does it matter how old the store clerk was?

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Well, modern meds do extend life of the equipment, and, apparently, he was planning to practice safe-sex.

Maybe there should be a senior discount?

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Government the one who should provide those for free so he won't be needed to steal.

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runner3

She was probably envious.

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a woman in her 50s, saw Sasaki pocket the condoms and detained him at the entrance to the store, while another employee called police.

The ULTIMATE c-block!

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No word on his Viagra stash.

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Old is the new young in Japan, according to thousands of videos you can find online.

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runner3Today  07:34 am JST

Good for him! But why does it matter how old the store clerk was?

Exactly! And why does it matter what gender the store manager was?

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Is it possible that the sense of excitement derived from shoplifting stimulates him in such a manner as to help him perform better in bed later?

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Recapturing the days of his youth - stealing?

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Bofington

Today 08:26 am JST

Old is the new young in Japan, according to thousands of videos you can find online.

You know watching those videos will make you go blind, right? ;-)

The fact that he thought he needs two packs is impressive, but stealing is stealing and there is no excuse for it.

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Ridiculous.

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Condoms should be free for the over 85s.

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Commenters appear to be ignoring the 'of no fixed address' bit. Probably trying to get a meal and roof over his head in prison. Would you want to be homeless at 85?

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Homeless, he wanted to be caught and so he would have a roof over his head, food in his belly and healthcare to take care of elderly body.

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I hope I be needing condoms if I live to be 85. haha

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A lot of elderly people commit small crimes such as shoplifting actually expecting to be detained. Especially if they have no job or fixed address, such as the mentioned man.

Sad, but sometimes they just want someone to talk to, or just a place to live (even a cell prison can be better than living on the streets).

Let me be clear, I'm not saying this is the case here. Maybe he was just a horny old man...

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Commenters appear to be ignoring the 'of no fixed address' bit. Probably trying to get a meal and roof over his head in prison. Would you want to be homeless at 85?

Good point! Thieves are usually unemployed, but since he describes himself as "self-employed", does he make a living selling condoms at cut rate to other pensioners perhaps?

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Wow! 85 yr old man stealing condoms while society has tons of young herbivore men not interested in sex.

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Why is he even stealing them?

Whoever he’s gonna use them with, I doubt they’ll get knocked up.

And STDs, well…….if one don’t get you, something else will.

Run wild, OG.

Your time to shine is NOW!!!

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The solution is easy. Free condoms for those over 80's.

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How safe is Japan? Petty shoplifting is front page news

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At least he's not contributing to the sprrad of syphilis in Japan, right?

The store manager, a woman in her 50s,

Also, how is knowing the manager's age at all relevant or necessary?

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Introducing Adult pampers for people over 70 with a built in condom for when the mood strikes! Available in one size fits some!

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An octogenarian rubber robber! Did he ever live in a condominium? Although I can't condone this act, his sentence should be the minimum. Did he get the ribbed ones? Or maybe extra large? For her pleasure?

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I wonder what he was going to use them for?

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It is said he replied to the lady he wanted to buy them for her.

Some crazy article in Japan.

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He knew he would make the news and every available old lady will come looking for him, lmao

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Old is the new young in Japan, according to thousands of videos you can find online.

So that's your thing.

You'll have an exciting life ahead of you

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Again...

Shoplifting condoms in national headlines..

Another proof that Japan is one of the safest countries of the world!!!..

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Respectfully, either this elderly 85 year old gentleman virility is impressive, or he needs spectacles.

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Funny story... straight to the comments :)

Perhaps he was embarrassed to purchase them, so made the mistake in thinking he could steal them instead.... keep it hush hush.... ironically he ended up telling the entire country.

I hope the system isn't too hard on the poor bloke if this is the case...

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The Japanese ladies I teach on Tuesday are going to love studying this news story in English! Thanks JT.

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Shoplifting condoms in national headlines..

Another proof that Japan is one of the safest countries of the world!!!..

The employee detaining a shoplifter stood out to me more. Every retailer in the US explicitly discourages employees from confronting thieves. In fact you're liable to get fired for it, apparently.

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Let that man go.

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Now this is a story worth reporting, I think it's for his son , or grandson, or the opposite!!! or better yet he thought it was a bandage!! LOL

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2 thoughts come to mind:

1) I want to be as healthy as he when I am 85

2) Frigging great to live in a country where this is national news

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Not gonna lie this man needing condoms at his age is impressive lol. My grandparents are the same age and live in a nursing home. I doubt doing "it" is on their mind especially since my grandpa has dementia.

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Flies spread disease. Keep yours zipped.

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