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Drunken police officer arrested for trespassing into company he believed was his home

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Police in Osaka have arrested a 22-year-old police officer on suspicion of unlawful entry after he was trespassing in a shipping company’s distribution center on Sunday.

According to police, the officer, who works in Takatsuki, was quoted as saying “I was too drunk to remember anything. I thought I was entering my own home.”

Local media reported that the officer climbed over a three-meter-high fence and entered the premises of the shipping company’s distribution center in Naniwa Ward, Osaka, at around 2 a.m. A security guard noticed the officer and grabbed him. He then called 110.

Police said the officer had been drinking alcohol alone at a girls bar in Chuo Ward from around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday.

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“I was too drunk to remember anything. I thought I was entering my own home.”

He's authorised to carry and use weapons. He probably votes too. We should all be very scared.

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factchecker

He's authorised to carry and use weapons. He probably votes too. We should all be very scared.

So he was carrying weapons when boozing in the girls bar? The article says nothing of the kind. Or are you suggesting he should be on duty 24-24?

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Not all police are authorised to carry weapons and not all of them do, depends on location and duties.

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Pretty sad that our tax money pays for this.

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He says he thought he was entering his home? Does he have to climb a 3 metre high fence every day to enter his home? Throw the book at him.

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"I was too drunk to remember anything"

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When sober I am sure having to climb a 3 metre fence just might have been a bit of a clue that this wasn’t his home. The effect of way too much alcohol unfortunately doesn’t leave you in a condition to make these fine judgements of reality.

Like a lot of people, when young it wasn’t wholly unknown for me to consume one or two alcoholic drinks; there but for the grace of god go I. So yes he was an idiot, and yes he should have had the sense not to drink that much, but one of the effects of alcohol is to reduce your capacity to judge so having started to drink it can seem a good idea to have more when in reality it isn’t.

Had he done this while on duty would be a whole world of difference.

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Classic

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Is this news worthy??

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So he was carrying weapons when boozing in the girls bar? The article says nothing of the kind. Or are you suggesting he should be on duty 24-24?

A weapon doesn't necessarily mean a firearm. Cops are also issued with truncheons. Regardless, a police officer is supposed act with integrity and responsibility whether on or off duty. That's what we pay them for and they accept the job to do. This fool is a discrace, and I repeat, we should all be scared. It's not like it's a one off occurrence with Japanese police.

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Too drunk to remember anything but not too drunk to successfully climb a 3 meter high fence? This seems much more like a terribly bad excuse.

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Wow, I’ll have what he is drinking!

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Lol

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Fire him and when he asks why, tell him "we can't remember why you're getting fired."

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Does he have to climb a 3 metre high fence every day to enter his home? 

Lol, exactly. Quite apart from apparently living in a warehouse-style house where he has to navigate pallets and forklift trucks like he's in a Mario game.

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Mark

Is this news worthy??

The short answer is yes.

(It's also the long answer.)

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Come on everyone, we’ve all been there…

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The neighbour's husband would come home legless every Friday night and ring our door bell endlessly, way into the early hours (we didn't want to go out and confront a drunk,) finally the neighbour gave us his home number and we'd call the wife. Wouldn't mind, but he lived 8 doors down and completely different looking house

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OK my complete sympathy to the boozer, but I would really like to see his house. Is climbing an 3 meter fence really his normal way to get home?

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How much PCP did he sort in between glasses of shochu?

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*snort

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Oh, to be young again…

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