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Arsonist arrested for burning bikes at Osaka apartment

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Police in Osaka on Wednesday arrested a part-time researcher at a circulatory organ illness research center over the burning of burning bikes on Dec 23. The man, who has been identified as Takeshi Matsushita, 31, told police, "It was Christmas and everyone seemed to be having fun. I got frustrated because I had nothing to do."

According to police, Matsushita is believed to have set fire to a motorcycle and three bicycles outside his apartment block at around 2:25 a.m. on Dec 23. There were no witnesses, but he was caught on security cameras and later identified. Police are currently investigating the possibility of his involvement in six other cases of arson that have taken place at the apartment since January this year.

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“It was Christmas and everyone seemed to be having fun. I got frustrated because I had nothing to do.”

Same here but you don't see me setting fire to things

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Part of his research project to light things up and see what happens next.

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part-time researcher at a circulatory organ illness research center for burning bikes

FentonFalsitt - you missed a bit!

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Just imagine if it was Christmas Eve and not just the 23rd!!!!

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I would think he would lite up garbage, but bikes? Must have taken him hours to get the flames going.

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FentonFalsitt....LOL...nice one! Went back up and read it again...got a good chuckle. You are absolutely right.

And yes, bikes would burn...the tires are flammable.

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Hardly surprising when you see where he works:

"research center for burning bikes."

:-D

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If this was in Kanagawa it would mean 3 less bike the J Cops would have to count.

Such a crying shame

I`d hate to be around this guy when he really gets Bored.

The moral here??? STOP having fun in front of him.......Bahahaha

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Article sez 1 Motorbike(scooter?) and 3 Bicycles.

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It was bicycles, not motorbikes. I saw them on the news. Scorched paint and melted tires, nothing to write home about.

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“It was Christmas and everyone seemed to be having fun. I got frustrated because I had nothing to do.”

Wow arsonists are lonely people with no friends. Imagine that.

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Good way to accidentally kill everyone in the building. What a knucklehead.

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Motorcycles might burn, but bicycles?????

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Teru Sensei: If you open the gas tank, you can be sure they do.

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Do bicycles really burn very well?

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I guess his local Hello Work wasn't open.

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Dude, if you are going to torch something, at least go down the street or something.

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