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College student posts shoplifting photos on Twitter

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Someone believed to be a college student recently posted an image of another college girl shoplifting food on Twitter. According to the photos, she girls stole some onigiri and what appear to be two cups of instant noodles.

This is just the latest installment in the recently growing fad of posting obnoxious or illegal behavior on Twitter with the apparent aim of receiving hate posts from other netizens. This tweet was no different, receiving scorn and speculation for scores of watchers.

Two photos of the incident were posted with a pleasant sparkly background and caption which read:

Enjoying school recently. “[name withheld]: Today, [name withheld] is too cute. lol Shoplifted at the school store. Too cute ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥”

Twitter users admonished the student in the photo but also the person who posted it, saying that they should have done something to intervene. Other keyboard criminologists speculated that since the photographer did nothing to stop this, then it must be habitual behavior that started long before.

If this is meant to be a joke, then it opens up an interesting legal situation. These girls would have basically framed themselves by posting photographic evidence along with a confession of the crime. If reported, the police would be compelled to investigate.

Throw in a store owner looking to make an example out of someone and you just set yourself up for a crime you didn’t commit.

Source: Twitter

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Throw her in jail! What you see as KAWAII is carving into the earnings of an honest worker!

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The information superhighway provides new avenues for teh stupid.

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What if I tweet a photo of me in a car with a caption, "just stole a car!" How much weight are you supposed to give such shenanigans? Legit? Not? Are we going to expect the cops to probe each and every stupid little tweet? I sure hope not.

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combinibentoOct. 04, 2013 - 08:15AM JST What if I tweet a photo of me in a car with a caption, "just stole a car!" How much weight are you supposed to give such shenanigans? Legit? Not?

If the car owner complains his car was broken into? Then yeah, you're the prime suspect. Claiming that you came across the car AFTER it was broken into and took a funny photo sitting in it when you've just tweeted that you stole it? That ain't gonna work.

Are we going to expect the cops to probe each and every stupid little tweet? I sure hope not.

No, they're not, and that's not the implication here. Crimes will be reported in the regular way, which is that victims (like the shop owner) will report crimes (e.g. missing ramen) and then the cops will investigate by going onto twitter and seeing who confessed to the crime publically.

Personally I applaud this trend. I think it is a great time-saver for the police and encourage young criminals everywhere to confess their crimes online.

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Let them have Kawaii mug shot and put them in jail for a week.

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More dumb twisted people with no idea on behaviour.

Each younger generation develops its own set of weird issues and weird people, the latest example of which we are seeing here.

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" new avenues for teh stupid."

Indeed.

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Why give them the privilege of being anonymous then? The real culprits can be found with a simple search of the internet.

If they are going to do something stupid, make them responsible for their actions

Original Tweet (Account deleted)

最近学校たのしい“@AykSr: 今日の愛子が可愛いすぎる。笑 購買で万引きしてた。 可愛いすぎる♡♡♡♡♡ pic.twitter.com/zNjolxDwKD”

"School has been fun lately@AykSr: Aiko is too cute today. We shoplifted. Too cute ♡♡♡♡♡ pic.twitter.com/zNjolxDwKD”

They go to Keisen Joshi Gakuen Daigaku (恵泉女学園大学)

Idiot girls.

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There's actually no proof here they stole anything so why are you all jumping to linch them? You don't know if they then paid for the ramen. This is the private world of teenagers broadcast for the world and you all falling into the trap of believing all of it all the time is relevant.

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Is it just me or are some smart people just plain stupid? Guess anyone can get into college these days if you have the money.

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So, classic Japanese girl on girl bullying... she forced her to shoplift, and then threatened to release the photo if she did no do other things... let me guess, it all started with loaning money!

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I bet a pretty penny its all a joke. They acted like they were shoplifting took some pics, then duly paid.

This is just the latest installment in the recently growing fad of posting obnoxious or illegal behavior on Twitter with the apparent aim of receiving hate posts from other netizens.

Really? Two guys in fridges and now this. Is there one other I am missing? This is a growing trend now?

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