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Chiba police arrest cop on charges of theft

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A police officer has been arrested after breaking into an apartment in Matsudo, Chiba Prefecture, and stealing a video camera, cash and other items worth 130,000 yen.

According to prefectural police, the incident occurred on the morning of Oct 29, TV Asahi reported. The suspect has been identified as Takahiro Hayashi, a 35-year-old patrol officer from the Ueno Police Department in Tokyo.

Late in the afternoon of Nov 3, a fellow police officer, investigating a report of an intruder jumping from the balcony of an apartment, came across Hayashi in a park, police said. Hayashi revealed his identity and left. But the officer felt something was wrong and followed Hayashi home and waited outside, TV Asahi reported.

The officer saw Hayashi leave his house with the stolen goods and detained him as he was putting them in his car.

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Japan's finest are hard at work to serve and protect. Ahem

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"I had been drinking heavily and have no recollection of anything."

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You've got to have a splinter of ice in your heart to be able to turn in a colleague like this; I don't think I could do it.

I suppose that's why I never thought about joining the police....

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"The suspect has been identified as Takahiro Hayashi, a 35-year-old patrol officer from the Ueno Police Department in Tokyo"

well looky here another keystone, has f'ed up again, .good grief, Everybody knows UENO is a seedy place, this scumbag is a digrace to all jp copz. Fire this thug-fool, and throw the book at him. Wha his salary could not cover his habit?

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They are obviously not acting as police officers and cannot be recognized as police officers when they are breaking the law. A police officer stops people from breaking the law. When a police officer begins to willfully engage in an act that is against the law, the police officer is not a police officer, but a criminal. Not only a criminal, but the one with the lowest honor, for the police officer gone criminal is also taking a paycheck from the citizens he or she is committing crime against. There is no lower form of criminal than a police officer who is a criminal.

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I'm sorry ! I know it shouldn't have happened but I couldn't help laughing when I saw the "title"...

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Again!

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lucabrasi... Are you serious?! A police officer takes an oath to uphold the law, and when they decide to break the laws that they swore to protect, you have sympathy for them? I hope the courts make an example of this individual! Crooks are crooks, but a crooked cop! The words I would like to use................. Sorry, you're going to have to use your imagination on the last part.

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Japan's finest are hard at work to serve and protect. Ahem

Seems to me the arresting officer did an exemplary job.

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Tokyo cop in Chiba robbery. He will be in Chiba jail ns ciurt..

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"I just wanted to see what it was like to rob somebody"

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Damn, his undercover alias blown!

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@Genki

lucabrasi... Are you serious?! A police officer takes an oath to uphold the law, and when they decide to break the laws that they swore to protect, you have sympathy for them?

I don't think I said that.

I said that if I were a fellow cop I'd find it very hard to arrest somebody. Imagine if your husband/wife/partner stole something. Would you have them arrested?

Like I said, I couldn't do it....

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Even though we see entirely too many cases of police committing crimes, and often find occasion to mock police incompetence, this arresting officer deserves praise for a job very well done.

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Good on the other cop who turned him in. He did the right thing.

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Lucabrasi: Agreed.

A friend of mine was a NY State Trooper. He would catch drivers smoking dope. Instead of turning them in, he escorted them safely home.

He got promoted.

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