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Fish shop owner arrested for putting sewing needles in fish at rival supermarket in Osaka

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A 67-year-old fish shop owner was arrested on Sunday for putting sewing needles inside fish sold at a rival supermarket in Higashi-Osaka. Kazuko Yamamoto was arrested for allegedly putting sewing needles inside fish sold at the supermarket around 3:35 p.m. on Sunday after an undercover police officer caught her in the act.

Yamamoto was quoted by police as saying, “I have hated the supermarket because our sales declined since they opened. I put needles in their fish and meat products.” Police said about 20 similar cases have been reported in the same supermarket since April, 2006.

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Really just sad. The passing of a generation.

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It sounds like the "Wal*Mart effect."

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Stitching up the opposition, apparently.

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Guess she really wanted them out of town, by hook or by crook.

Glad the police have this case sewn up.

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needleless attempt to spike the competition.

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Food tampering is not a joke. They should hang this guy out to dry.

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Fish owner vs Sumo oyakata - Konomiya supermarket was named by NHK's evening news ! Anyway, seems case of a mentally disturbed lady.

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She was caught "hook, line and sinker."

Talk about a red herring!

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blvtzpk, alrtia, lipscombe: =) spidey: =(

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caught out needling the opposition...

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How could they pin this crime on a 67 year old? That's just sad.

On the other hand, hell hath no fury like an obaa-san scorned.

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what a pr"ck of a thing to do

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Sounds fishy.

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i never realized selling dead fish was such a cut-throat business

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Prison time.

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It's amazing how much a lifetime of eating fish full of mercury can affect your judgment, isn't it? Stupid old bag! She's lucky she didn't kill anybody!

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stress related, i`m sure.

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Food tampering is not a joke. They should hang this guy out to dry.

Sorry, but it was a WOMAN. You know, women are capable of committing hideous crimes too.

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Don't joke too much about it.

You swallow a needle - you die.

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and all this time i thought they were bones

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Too much 'Higurashi no naku koro ni'....

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