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Fireman arrested for running naked on Saitama street

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Police in Saitama Prefecture have arrested a 24-year-old fireman for obscene conduct in public after he was seen running naked on a street.

According to police, Sei Takano, who is a fireman at the Kasube Fire Department, was seen streaking on a street near Iwatsuki Station on the Tobu Noda Line by a schoolgirl at around 8 p.m. on Monday, Fuji TV reported. Takano was identified by his bicycle which he left in the area.

Police quoted Takano as saying he enjoyed running in the nude because it satisfied his sexual desire. Police believe he has committed similar acts several times this year in the same area.

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haahaaaaa

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Just how is one's identity proved by a bicycle?

2 ( +5 / -3 )

He had a plate on his bicycle that said "LUV2STREEK". :ap

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Monday nights in Saitama need a bit of livening up, fair play to him

11 ( +14 / -3 )

Lost mind.

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Monday nights in Saitama

I guess you mean Iwatsuki Saitama which is part of the GreaterTokyo Metropolis or do you mean a rice field on the Kanto plain with the fireman unfortunately spotted by a schoolgirl

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Funny-ha-ha. What a hilarious episode! In any event, quick action is needed to fight fires. I believe he runs and battles the fires for his life.

1 ( +3 / -2 )

Fireman's hose on full display.

5 ( +8 / -3 )

And now he is burned and fired from his job.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

"Where's the fire?"

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Does he fight fires naked too? Gives new meaning to 'naked flame'....

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Kapuna,Just how is one's identity proved by a bicycle? Answer: Registered bicycles have numbers used to identify owner.

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He wanted to show his towering inferno...

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He Prob. has saved countless lives... and this is how he makes the news!

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the police identified the streaker from his bicycle left in the area ... but what leap of investigative police work made the police associate that particular bicycle with the streaker? ... i hope it was not skid marks ...

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Just how is one's identity proved by a bicycle?

I assumed he left a, uh, streak of DNA on the saddle.

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Police quoted Takano as saying he enjoyed running in the nude because it satisfied his sexual desire.

At least he was honest and didn't try to pull the " I was drunk, I don't remember anything" excuse.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

Good old Saitama at it again!

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I was going to say that they should let him go as he was just having a bit of fun, but then he had to go say that he was "fulfilling his sexual desire", which takes it to a whole different level. He should have kept his mouth shut

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Go Frank the Tank!

2 ( +3 / -1 )

"Wash day tomorrow! Nothing clean, right?"

2 ( +3 / -1 )

I bet he was wearing his helmet....

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Liar, liar, pants on fire?

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I was going to say that they should let him go as he was just having a bit of fun, but then he had to go say that he was "fulfilling his sexual desire", which takes it to a whole different level. He should have kept his mouth shut

Quite. SMAP's Kusanagi san got away with it.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

No harm, no foul.

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Streaking has been around for decades, and I've yet to read or hear of such an act being conducted to relieve sexual desire. In fact, the singer in my band did it across a 100-metre bridge, one winter, forty years ago, while the rest of us laughed and took photos. But, this young man should see a psychiatrist before that 'desire' gets truly out of hand.

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Police quoted Takano as saying he enjoyed running in the nude because it satisfied his sexual desire.

And all this time I was under the impression that this is better handled at the station by applying grease to the pole.

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I was going to say that they should let him go as he was just having a bit of fun, but then he had to go say that he was "fulfilling his sexual desire", which takes it to a whole different level. He should have kept his mouth shut

He was only giving the naked truth.

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He needs a treadmill.

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" Police quoted Takano as saying he enjoyed running in the nude because it satisfied his sexual desire. "

What??? Ok, I guess it takes all sorts...

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It is not a big deal after all - We all born nude !

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Just how is one's identity proved by a bicycle?

When you purchase a bicycle in Japan, you must register it (usually done by the vendor) just like your car. Each bike has a registration number attached to the bike in an inconspicuous place.

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Did he make firetruck sounds when he was going around on his bicycle? ;)

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Silly boy should've gone to the mountains

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You can't make this up!!

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before that 'desire' gets truly out of hand

that was the problem. If he had kept it in hand, oh never mind that's illegal as well in public.

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its still pretty humid in Saitama in the evenings.

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