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Man arrested for attempted arson at municipal office in western Japan

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A 51-year-old man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly attempting to set fire to a municipal office in Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture, police said.

Shigeru Mori set fire to a newspaper after pouring kerosene at the entrance of the city hall. There were no injuries as the fire was quickly put out by an official with an extinguisher, they said.

Mori had aroused suspicion earlier in the day when he appeared on the building's second floor holding a plastic container, local authorities said.

When questioned by a member of staff, Mori said there was kerosene in the container and added he wanted to "cause trouble," according to the local authorities. Mori left after the member of staff told him to go, they said.

Mori then proceeded to the first floor where he attempted to set fire to the entrance. He fled on a bicycle and was later arrested at his home.

Mori was released from prison recently following a conviction for threatening behavior after he took a container of kerosene to the city hall and struck the floor with a hammer in July last year, according to the police.

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Mori was released from prison recently following a conviction for threatening behavior after he took a container of kerosene to the city hall and struck the floor with a hammer in July last year, according to the police.

Winter is coming, has no place in society, probably no job, no future, and the only option to stay clothed and fed through the long winter, commit a crime that will send him to jail!

(Second such crime this week!.....)

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Mori was released from prison recently following a conviction for threatening behavior after he took a container of kerosene to the city hall and struck the floor with a hammer in July last year, according to the police.

Well there is your problem right there! They released him without any kind of counseling or anything into the public.

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Fortunate for the city of Amagaseki that suspect did carry a container of kerosene instead of gasoline with him. This could be a replay of what took place in Kyoto anime. Maybe he didn't even have an ID to show at the gas station to buy gasoline. Is the NO ID NO GAS ordinance been implemented already? ( did not care to check)

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'Amagasaki'

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As it is the second time could they perhaps think sending this guy to some counseling/mediation professional to find out what is his problem about city hall and sort them out, get him treated, ...

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just the beginning ...

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Most Japanese would never dream of doing anything like this.

However, the few out there are the ones that need some type of solution!

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