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86-year-old hostage taker 'had grudge' against post office, police say

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Safe to say this old geezer owned Halloween 2023.

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86-year-old who took two women hostage in a post office

I watched it live when one hostage was released, she walked out very slowly, turned around and bowed to the Post Office (with the armed guy still inside). What the heck was that? More you live in Japan....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZyjgpcIr3g

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finally rich

I watched it live when one hostage was released, she walked out very slowly, turned around and bowed to the Post Office

I'm guessing she bowed to the kidnappers as a thank you for letting her go.

Stating the obvious, but incidents like these are so rare since it's so damn hard to get your hands on a gun.

People are always going to get pissed and go nuts.

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"...she walked out very slowly, turned around and bowed to the Post Office (with the armed guy still inside). What the heck was that?"

The hostage was imploring the armed hostage-taker NOT to shoot her in the back when she escaped from Warabi Post Office...

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Where did he get the gun?

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You have to hand to the old codger. At 86, hw took matters into his own hands. He also displayed super resourcefulness by acquiring a handgun---In Japan. While one should never condone crimes, it does remind well-read folks such as myself of chivalry and Robin Hood. I hope he is treated well in prison.

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86-year-old hostage taker 'had grudge' against post office, police say

No, just a stupid entitled old codger who wants to die in jail. Sounds good except we're paying for it.

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Hahaha yeah right! 'Friendly'. With friends like that, who needs enemies!

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Sounds like acute dementia. He needs medical treatment and very strong sedatives.

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The road outside his 'apartment' was being widened and he had just been told to clear out ASAP.

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I find it hard to believe his grudges are being reported with such little detail known. Surely more details are known but being held back, lest people sympathize with his civil disobedience.

she walked out very slowly, turned around and bowed to the Post Office (with the armed guy still inside). What the heck was that?

Probably the act of someone who sympathized with him, knowing the details of his grudges.

Could also have been a clever act to make the old guy feel respected so he would not harm the remaining hostage out of frustration for NOT feeling respected.

Either way, I salute her bravery. Plenty of guys out there would have raced out, out of breath on the first step, trying protect their heads with their hands. Sounds like she walked out like a queen and paused to bow without overdue consideration for her own safety.

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I really hope that the courts do not hold a 'grudge' against him..../s

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I wonder what his "grudge" about the PO and doctor was.

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Just a lonely guy who had no one to look after him, at 86 perhaps he figures he will not die lonely he will have roommates in jail where he will get a place to rest, 3 meals a day, and wait until they wheel him out.

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And in tonight's exciting episode of Unrelated Random Acts of Annoyance.....

These old guys hold grudges

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The guy was missing a finger and had heavy tattoos. Pretty sure he is ex or current Yakuza. People he is saying he was lonely or resourceful are missing the big picture. This guy was a gangster dealing with things the way gangsters do.

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