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Man indicted on theft, drug charges escapes from hospital

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A 38-year-old man indicted for theft and violating the Stimulants Control Law has escaped from a hospital in Saitama Prefecture, where he had been transferred to for a surgical procedure.

According to the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors’ Office and police, Ken Ueda's detention was suspended on Tuesday until Thursday so he could be treated at the medical facility in Kawaguchi City, Kyodo News reported. Police learned of his escape after his lawyer contacted the authorities on Tuesday afternoon.

Ueda was arrested and indicted in February and March. The decision to temporarily suspend his detention was finalized on May 10. The conditions of Ueda’s suspension required him to remain in the designated hospital, be accompanied by his lawyer when traveling, and not engage in any behavior that could be seen as destroying evidence.

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The conditions of Ueda’s suspension required him to remain in the designated hospital, be accompanied by his lawyer when traveling, and not engage in any behavior that could be seen as destroying evidence.

‘what can you say,? No guard, no secure ward…just words spoken with a serious face. He didn’t even need a music box. I love it.

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He won’t get far the electronic ankle tracker on his………oh

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Japan’s comedy of errors continues. This is reminiscent of last year’s cross-country cycling escapee. On that occasion the only thing separating him from detention was a piece of plexiglass … and his attorney not immediately informing/stalling(?) police he’d left the interview room:

- “Police learned of Ken Ueda’s escape after his lawyer contacted the authorities on Tues afternoon.”

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But criminals can be trusted! They deserve bail!

It won't take many more of these people before Japan's rate of bail, for any grounds, falls again. And the critics here today will bawl, again.

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There is no point in running. These idiots just cannot realize that. Where can he even hide? He won't able to even travel to another city without getting caught. All this did was add another criminal charge to his sentence. A person that is flagged by the police and cannot use his id, passport or a bank account is totally screwed in japan.

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Man,we need a Saitama section.

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LMFAO a lawyer went to law school only to become a cop!! Wait criminal sitter!!

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Ah, the Japanese police system in action. This does add a new twist to the term "suspended sentence" that they always give people here, though. At least it wasn't yet another example of leaving the cell door unlocked and the back door of the Kobon open.

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