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Chiba prefectural gov’t employee arrested for shoplifting

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Police in Tateyama, Chiba Prefecture, have arrested a prefectural government employee on suspicion of shoplifting an electric screwdriver and other items from a home center.

According to police, Katsuji Endo, who works for the Chiba Prefecture Fisheries Research Agency, shoplifted the electric screwdriver and nine other items worth about 46,000 yen from the store at around 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sankei Shimbun reported.

Police said they received a call 30 minutes earlier from another home center, informing them that a shoplifter had gotten away in a car. A police patrol spotted the car in question in the parking lot of the second home center store.

When Endo returned to his car, police detained him and found the screwdriver and other items. Police said Endo has admitted to the theft of all the items and quoted him as saying he wanted them for himself, not to resell to anyone else.

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When Endo returned to his car, police detained him and found the screwdriver and other items. Police said Endo has admitted to the theft of all the items and quoted him as saying he wanted them for himself, not to resell to anyone else.

What difference does it make? I'll bet the cops were trying to get him to admit he was stealing them to sell them, to put additional charges on him, otherwise why even include this statement?

Probably thought, hell I am koumuin, so I'm entitled!

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I usually want items for myself too.

Will my local omawari san understand my longings?

I hope so...

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Self Sabotage? A life unfulfilled pushing paper?

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You have to do what you have to do to survive.

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A loose screw?

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It is said he replied "Screw you" when he got caught, so police knew he was guilty ;)

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So, he was probably fishing to pull another caper at the second home center but got reeled in by the cops. He just screwed himself big time.

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Someone has been taking “do it yourself” a little too seriously, methinks.

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Maybe he just wanted to borrow them for 12 hours...

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You have to do what you have to do to survive.

Doesn’t apply in this case since he is a prefectural Government employee and in Japan these type of workers are well paid with additional bonuses and entitlements as well! So no, he wasn’t doing it for survival!

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Agree 100% with previous poster 'Jim'. Prefectural Government employees are on something around half a million per month, with fat bonuses twice per year, and employment guaranteed for life. I am guessing this particular pencil-necked pantywaist was addicted to the thrill of shoplifting, and then fencing his ill-gotten gains on the internet was simply gravy on top...

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