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Knife-wielding man attempts to steal gun from police in bid to get arrested

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Police in Tokyo said Saturday they have arrested a man who walked into a police koban brandishing a knife and demanded to be given a gun.

According to police, the man, who has been named as 52-year-old Masatoshi Kanda, walked into the koban is Nishi-Tokyo on Thursday, brandishing a knife and ordered police officers to hand over a firearm, TBS reported. He was arrested at the scene on a charge of attempted robbery.

During police questioning, Kanda was quoted by police as saying: "Life has been hard and I wanted to get arrested. I thought if I stole a gun, the crime would be more serious."

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I'm surprised he wasn't given a gun,

-4 ( +3 / -7 )

Sad. Was life hard Where he couldn't pay rent and wanted free room and board? Or did he really want a gun to take his life?

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Wants 3 hots and a cot.

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Wow! It's been a long hot summer this year. The trees are still bearing fruit!

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Well he got his wish....

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Success!

0 ( +0 / -0 )

I guess despair can lead to all kinds of strange "solutions"... It's not always easy to be tough...

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"Wants 3 hots and a cot"

But at the expense of your freedom? That would get old real fast.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

So now he won't be homeless for a while.

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But at the expense of your freedom? That would get old real fast.

Would you suggest he`d be free as a Japanese salaryman? Haa haa you are funny

2 ( +2 / -0 )

@Neo - Har! But we don't know if he is/was a Japanese salaryman, he might have been a ramen shop master or a taxi driver or a barber or...

0 ( +1 / -1 )

While this may work in Japan, in the US he might have gotten shot instead,

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Winter is a couple of months away...3 meals a day in a warm cell beats a cardboard box in a park I guess. Life is probably a bit tough for the guy.

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"3 meals a day in a warm cell beats a cardboard box in a park"

Not for us taxpayers.

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In some countries that's bringing a knife to a gunfight. Fortunately cops' guns seem superglued to their holsters here.

Wasn't there a case years ago where someone disarmed and shot dead a policeman in Shinjuku or Nakano?

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He's lucky that none of the cops had an itchy trigger finger.

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Wow! It's been a long hot summer this year. The trees are still bearing fruit!

I would have been more specific and said, "nuts", but yeah.

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Hahahahahaha..... Classic!!

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