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Man arrested after locking himself in Kumamoto apartment toilet for two hours

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A 33-year-old high school teacher was arrested for trespassing on Thursday, after he allegedly forced his way into a male university student’s apartment in Kumamoto City and locked himself in the toilet for nearly two hours.

Police said Toshikazu Satono entered the unlocked sixth-floor apartment at about 10 a.m. and asked the 23-year-old postgraduate student to let him hide in the apartment. He then entered the toilet and locked it. The student called police at about 11.40 a.m. Officers rushed to the scene and Satono finally came out, and was arrested. Satono and the student did not know each other.

Shuji Okamura, head teacher at Kumamoto Technical High school, said Satono called the school at around 8 a.m. telling them he had to take his wife to hospital, and that he would be taking the day off. Okamura also said Satono was a hard worker and popular with the students, and added that he was really surprised by the incident.

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i didnt get it... has he gone mad because he wasnt allowed to take a day off? its kinda unclear

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Hope his wife was ok.

The stress must have upset his stomach.

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entered the unlocked sixth-floor apartment at about 10 a.m. and asked the 23-year-old postgraduate student to let him hide in the apartment. He then entered the toilet and locked it. The student called police at about 11.40 a.m.

Hour forty minutes. That's a long time sitting around wondering what to do with a goofball professor locked in your toilet. Kid must've been thinking:

"Damn, he really has a long one..."

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What a very strange story. What was the teacher hiding from? An angry wife or enraged lover? Why not just check in to a hotel? Or maybe he was being chased by the Yakuza because of unpaid gambling debts.

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I hope the police thought to check in on the wife.

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Seriously sounds like he was hiding from someone or he was screwing around with a girl in the building, got caught and was hiding.

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Why does everyone say all the scary, criminal stuff. I think he was too tired of life and amidst all that he saw or heard something that he never expected. He just did not know what to do and just started acting wierd. If people who have almost everything in life do not know how to live a good life, and start doing wierd stuff, what do you expect from a hardworking and nice teacher. Leave him alone.

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I agree with DarkKnightNine. Next thing you know they'll be reporting that the reason he was hiding from the police was because his wife is dead.

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bizarre!

Ditto - check on the wife

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I bet this was a "class one" emergency, a full swat team called in, the situation room at the diet was activated, JASDF F-16's were placed on alert....

I bet he was just stressed out...

And Gaijin's are the strange ones.... LOL....

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police should have welded the door shut, and made this loser live in the crapper for a few months

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Maybe he really had to go.

We all know that feelin'. Desperation... panic... a desparate act. You know you've been there.

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They're reporting he was on meth!

Does meth give you diarrhea?

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"Mr Satono, come out of the closet" "But I'm not in the closet"

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he was hiding from the purple dragon or the pink elephant or the voices.

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Ive heard of a-restroom but this is ridiculous.

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This is a strange one,even for Japan.

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I guess when you've gotta go, you've gotta go.

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Did they check the toilet floor for screws? This guy has definitely got a few loose ones rattling around in his head.

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haha... i'm with thinking he had to curl a big one and was to embarrassed to say he pinched a little off too early ;)

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One thing I really like about Japanese Society is that the Police does come calling immediately on the slightest of the problem.

I really admire their response timing.................

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He will be charged with inconveniencing the student.

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a-rrest-room? nobody?

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So did he ever take his wife to the hospital?

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Okay, I have to know -- WHY did the student wait almost two hours before calling the cops? I don't know about anyone else, but if some stranger came barging into my room and asked to hide in the bathroom, I'd be on the phone with the cops lickity split. But to then WAIT two hours before finally saying something? Um... what?

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At least his record will read tresspassing as opposed to locking himself in a toilet for 2.5 hours. Unhinged a little bit you think?

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Somehow this bizarre act doesn't suprise me at all. This is Japan people!!!

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yeah the student took too long to do something about this weirdo.

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I heard he came out of the bathroom walking on his head. He was probably possessed by some kind of Japan demon.

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I thought only rats hid in toilets, he must have been a midget to do this.

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The full story: He had just injected Shabu.Read it this morning in the papers.

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Another weirdo. Probably walks up to gaijin n trains, points his finger to his noes and says, "I uuu supeekah rituru engirishu."

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