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Kamen Rider stuntman arrested for theft

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Yasutomo Ihara, a former stuntman known for his participation in the Kamen Rider franchise, has since turned his training to nefarious ends. In a story seemingly grafted from a J-drama, he was arrested on Sept 8 by Saitama police for 43 separate counts of theft.

His method involved scaling walls by slipping his fingers into tiny indentations and entering houses through their second-floor windows, earning him the nickname “Spiderman” from the investigators. His targets were in the neighboring cities of Warabi and Toda.

Ihara’s career as a stuntman came to an end five years ago when he hurt his knee. Since then, he’s pursued an acting career, but the costs of acting lessons drove him to shady means of earning a living. Police believe Ihara trained for his burglaries in a park during the day and could be seen biking around the area scoping out empty houses, earning him a reputation as a “tall, good-looking man on the prowl.” Investigators traced his footsteps in the park, eventually uncovering some of the stolen items.

Ihara’s crimes spanned the period from November 2013 to June 2014. He stole 6.7 million yen in cash and 450 possessions, totaling 8.2 million yen overall. Factoring in his indictment, Ihara owes 8.9 million yen. He admits to the charges.

Source: Anime News Network

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Shameful end ..

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Henshin !!!........... Kamen-criminal.

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Spiderman has been unmasked.

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He'll get jail time for theft, but watch. The guy who abused his little girl to death will get a sympathy card from the judge.

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Celebrity + crime = suspended sentence Dameooooo! Dame! Dame!

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Celebrity + crime = suspended sentence Dameooooo! Dame! Dame!

Are you reading a different article than me? They just caught him, he hasn't even been to court, much less been sentenced.

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Do I have to spell it out for you? Nobody said he went to court or was sentenced, it's just a prediction based on the way other stars in Japan have been treated.

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Ihara’s career as a stuntman came to an end five years ago when he hurt his knee.

... hang on a second, Kamen Rider is an extremely popular series. There's another story here, and it is one of a studio that is so cheap that it doesn't insure its stuntmen appropriately or doesn't pay them out when they're injured.

Where's that story? Because I'd like to know more about how a stuntman can get a career-ending injury and end up broke.

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It looks as if he has recovered from his Ninjury!

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There's another story here, and it is one of a studio that is so cheap that it doesn't insure its stuntmen appropriately or doesn't pay them out when they're injured.

How do you know he was not insured?

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I'm with Frungy on this one ! It's a sad story in a way... I guess his only other option was to turn to Yakuza.

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I'm with Frungy on this one ! It's a sad story in a way... I guess his only other option was to turn to Yakuza.

Are you expecting his insurance money to pay for expensive acting lessons?

From the article:

Ihara’s career as a stuntman came to an end five years ago when he hurt his knee. Since then, he’s pursued an acting career, but the costs of acting lessons drove him to shady means of earning a living.

The guy decided to take the easy way to make money for his acting lessons. That is no one's fault but his own. Most people would find legal ways of raising the money to achieve their goals. Ihara's problem seems to be attempting an illegal shortcut.

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Got his medical and living expenses covered now, at least for a few months.

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Ihara’s career as a stuntman came to an end five years ago when he hurt his knee.

Seems his knee is a lot better if he can manage to scale walls. Never mind just his knee, it seems he is in great shape.

His method involved scaling walls by slipping his fingers into tiny indentations and entering houses through their second-floor windows, earning him the nickname “Spiderman” from the investigators.

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