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Comedian arrested over high-end bicycle auction plot

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A Japanese comedian was arrested Tuesday after allegedly staging an online auction of an acquaintance's valuable bicycles, then stealing them for sale to the highest bidder, reports said.

Nobushige Kaneshima, 39, is said to have snapped pictures of nine high-end bikes owned by a cycling magazine editor and posted them on to an Internet auction site.

Once the virtual hammer fell, Kaneshima allegedly stole them from the editor's garage.

The bicycles were worth a collective two million yen, broadcaster NTV and other media said.

Kaneshima, who goes by the stage name "Kaneshima Dancing" and is well known as a ballroom performer, denies the allegations, the reports said.

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"Kaneshima, who goes by the stage name “Kaneshima Dancing” and is well known as a ballroom performer, denies the allegations, the reports said."

Should be very easy to prove if he did indeed do it.

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Very regrettable :p

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Too many comedians in Japan, but very few are funny. Maybe it's just me.....

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The laughter arisen is none but the forethought result of his last act, a mastermind in the making!!! Gotta laugh at the irony...

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His homepage says he was hit by a car and broke some ribs and will spend the time revamping (much needed) the webpage. :P

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It mentions only in passing, it was the guy's "friend." That is pretty low.

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Too many comedians in Japan, but very few are funny. Maybe it's just me.....

No not just you. The comedians are not funny at all. Maybe he thought he should try some funny business.

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In Japan you have to fraud for billion $ to avoid going to Jail like those Olympus executive for example but for as little as 20,000$, this guy will likely be convicted and do his time.

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Too many comedians in Japan, but very few are funny

Well, I found this one very funny!

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I highly doubt anyone so high-profile has a need to perform a stunt such as this. The risks far outweigh the benefits. especially if you are already doing financially well.

Unfortunately Japan has a 95-99% conviction rate across the spectrum of reported crimes, so we will never really know if he did it or not. He has been accused, so it is off to jail.

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Unfortunately Japan has a 95-99% conviction rate If they convict him I will will be convinced that he did it, and do not think the conviction rate unfortunate.

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I will wait for part three of this story. -And I did not know comedians had an interest in high-end bikes. I bet you each picture had a digital i.d. on it. Should be another easy case for Japan's finest.

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denies the allegations

wow! and this is rare. i thought the end would be "Kaneshima admitted to police that he loves to steal bikes, smell them and sold it to the highest bidder. "

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LSpiroJul. 11, 2013 - 03:52AM JST I highly doubt anyone so high-profile has a need to perform a stunt such as this. The risks far outweigh the benefits. especially if you are already doing financially well.

Japanese celebs don't really get that much money; Managements firms, agents take up towards half, which is why most of them try their hand at anything someone will let them. (Singing, acting, promoting dubious supplements, etc.)

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So is this idiot fool still laughing now??

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