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Man arrested for burning jacket on display at Yokohama shopping center

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Police in Yokohama have arrested a 56-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of property destruction after he set fire to a jacket in a clothing store at a shopping center on Sunday.

According to police, the incident occurred at around noon inside Yokohama More’s, a shopping center in Nishi Ward, Fuji TV reported. A female employee noticed the suspect using a lighter to set fire to a jacket on display. She and other staff managed to subdue the man until police arrived.

Police said the suspect, Yuji Miyokawa, has admitted to the allegation. He was quoted as saying, “After a woman [passerby] laughed at me at the station, I became irritated."

A store spokesperson said the burned jacket was worth 15,400 yen.

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He was quoted as saying, “After a woman [passerby] laughed at me at the station, I became irritated."

Well, now we are all laughing at you nutcase!

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 jacket was worth 15,400 yen

That's one costly jacket.

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He was quoted as saying, “After a woman [passerby] laughed at me at the station, I became irritated."

So someone laugh at you, does that mean you have to go burn a jacket that could've quickly spread and taken many innocent lives? Yeah....seems to make "perfect sense"!

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Apparently, it was a smoking jacket.

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In this case, relieved to say no human beings were harmed...

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He was quoted as saying, “After a woman [passerby] laughed at me at the station, I became irritated."

ok baby boo...

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“After a woman [passerby] laughed at me at the station, I became irritated."

A woman? As in one? I am positive there were at least a dozen more who did the same, you just didn't notice.

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