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Man arrested for breaking into swimming school and stealing swimsuits

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Police in Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture, have arrested a 37-year-old man on suspicion of breaking into a swimming school after it was closed and stealing brand-new swimsuits.

According to local media, the incident occurred on the morning of March 29. Police said Hitoshi Takashita is accused of breaking into the school near his home and stealing 16 new swimsuits (men’s, women’s and children’s sizes) from the school’s stock.

An employee later contacted the police, reporting that one of the school’s glass windows was broken and swimsuits were scattered throughout the premises.

Police examined security camera footage and managed to identify Takashita.

Police said Takashita has denied the allegation and quoted him as saying, “I don’t remember doing anything like that.”

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Where's the stole goods?

-5 ( +2 / -7 )

Police said Takashita has denied the allegation and quoted him as saying, “I don’t remember doing anything like that.”

Defence rests its case your honor.

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I was expecting the use of the I was drunk and couldn't remember excuse.

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I don't remember doing that, even though that is me on the security video carrying several packages that look exactly like the school's swimsuits.......hmmm.

Does this tactic actually work in Japanese courts? Rhetorical question. The answer is いいえ!

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Innocent!

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You know you're in Japan when .....

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

...quoted him as saying, “I don’t remember doing anything like that.”

I guess that "I was stressed from work" or "I didn't intend to kill them" wouldn't have worked here.

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