Police in Yawata, Kyoto Prefecture, have arrested a 35-year-old fire department section chief on suspicion of shoplifting.
According to police, the suspect tried to leave a supermarket with confectionery and toilet paper that he had not paid for at around 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, Kyodo News reported. The items were valued at 1,200 yen. He was detained by two store employees.
Police said the suspect was arrested once before in 2021 for shoplifting from five convenience stores. No charges were filed and he was suspended for five months.© Japan Today
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NO WAY, this can't be, there must be a mistake of misidentification here, LOL
It seems he needs instead a therapy against kleptomania as he doesn’t it due to lack of money or having no job or career etc.
So this year he will get another suspended five months?
Stealing candy? What is he? 9 years old?
stealing toilet paper?
He couldn’t take a squat at work? Or maybe steal from the local Daimaru restrooms instead?
get rid of this clown
How about giving him a pay rise? It’s shame that a fire department chief needs to steal items of 1200 yen. His pay must be very low. I feel sorry for him. I hope he can keep his job.