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Man arrested for ruining fruit at supermarket

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Police in Koryo, Nara Prefecture, have arrested a 71-year-old man on suspicion of property destruction after he ruined several pieces of fruit at a supermarket.

According to police, the man used his finger to poke holes in kiwifruit, bananas and other items such as peppers, at the supermarket at around 6:25 p.m. on May 10, Sankei Shimbun reported. In all, he ruined 16 pieces of fruit, worth about 4,145 yen, the supermarket said.

Police said the man, who was arrested on Monday, has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying he did it to ease his stress and anxiety. Police said the man told them he had done the same thing about 30 times since April. Police identified him after examining store surveillance camera footage.

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I don't know about you, but I can think of 100 other ways to relieve stress...

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What a bellend.

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This is right out of an Itami Juzo film

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Tampopo.

That is all.

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Man arrested for ruining fruit at supermarket

This is what crime is around here... poking fruit at a supermarket!

How good would be if the rest of the world was safe like this.

Unfortunately as soon as you leave Japan you need to hide your wallet otherwise consider it gone.

The only good part is that they might let you keep your fruit if you are carrying some lol.

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This will be japanese news with the increasing of elderly people.

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Mickelicious

absolutely!

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quoted him as saying he did it to ease------------

*At least good, he did not commit any crime against women to ***ease his stress and anxiety.**

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Locals! Careful with those fruits, new infection may arise.

@obladi

Yeah, it really looks like Itami Juzo fiom and movie title will be Supermarket Man.

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dont employ this man at supermarket-just advice...

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Back in the day when I used to live in China, you’d often see people poking holes through meat packs - presumably to test freshness etc. If it didn’t meet their standards they’d just wander off. No arrests.

Funny how countries are different

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The surprising thing is that he got away doing it over 30 times, probably this time he was confident he would not be caught no matter how much he did and finally did enough damage to be reported to the police.

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Police said the man, who was arrested on Monday, has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying he did it to ease his stress and anxiety.

Somebody get this child a roll of bubble wrap and a box of crayons!

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Right now, even as I write this, there are thousands of old ladies picking up, examining, and putting down fruit and veg in supermarkets all over Japan, in the middle of a pandemic.

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According to police, the man used his finger to poke holes in kiwifruit, bananas and other items such as peppers

LOl..the land of the rising fetishists, better get out of here quick.

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How do you poke holes in bananas?

You’d actually have to pierce it with your nails or deliberately dig into it.

Even if it were super soft, you wouldn’t be poking holes, you’d be just flattening them.

This joker was on a mission.

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After he poked the pilot holes with his finger I suppose its fortunate he didnt poke the holes again with something else...

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Guy better watch his back in the hoosgow. They don't take too kindly to fruit-ruiners I hear.

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?

Here in the US he'd probably just get escorted out of the store and banned from coming back.

But sir, there's no shame in bubble wrap. Or stress balls. Or in autumn, walk through some crunchy leaves.

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"worth about 4,145 yen" About?

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I wonder what on earth goes on in the Japanese police station away from the prying eyes of a defence lawyer or video camera that makes suspects so quickly admit to previous offences.....

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expat - hah! Guess they forgot the decimal point.

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Police said the man, who was arrested on Monday, has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying he did it to ease his stress and anxiety.

He is mental, but what is society to do? Locking him up for this stupid behaviour is overkill.

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expat

"worth about 4,145 yen" About?

You have to multipy that with 30, according to him

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I used to feel safe when visiting Japan. especially in supermarkets but with this crime wave by an elderly man I may need to think about avoiding. the green grocers next time I visit. I think they should punish him by making him poke holes in the middle of pineapple slices or doughnuts.

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Tampopo.

That is all.

Er - he didn't poke holes in eggs with anything, did he?

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A new form of stress reduction?

Torturing vegetables!

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That’s the usual pattern of quite aged seniors who just only want to be caught, because pension is low, living costs high , daily life and corona restrictions difficult and exhausting, and now , if really put in prison , they are totally happy with a newly structured day, free clothes and food supplied and some little work , talking with other inmates instead loneliness, some pocket money for what they wished for long, be it a manga or a delicious chocolate bar, something small they can’t afford outside, etc , all that details makes them finally feel relieved like nothing else outside prison walls, because society could never offer them anything in all those decades.

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I can understand him savaging kiwi fruit, but a banana???? Bananas are perfectly harmless.

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KaerimashitaToday 03:41 pm JST

I can understand him savaging kiwi fruit, but a banana????

Kiwifruit (commonly shortened to kiwi in North America) or Chinese gooseberry

Kiwifruit is native to central and eastern China.

A little surprised that China does not plan on reclaiming ownership of it's gooseberry by invading New Zealand. Maybe that is why Ardern is hesitant to rile China?

But seriously, why would anyone want to harm innocent fruit?

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he did it to ease his stress and anxiety???

Dude, get a hobby. Or go watch some AVs.

Sheesh! what a fruitcake!

Oops! Sorry!

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As a vegetarian I pay around ¥2500.

But my partner gets very angry when I squeeze avocados to test their firmness

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@Ally Rustom this guy did pick up a hobby which was poking holes in fruit he did this over 30 times

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In all, he ruined 16 pieces of fruit, worth about 4,145 yen, the supermarket said.

Only in Japan could 16 pieces of fruit set you back 4,145 yen.

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Here in the US he'd probably just get escorted out of the store and banned from coming back.

More likely the SWAT team would be called out and he'd be dead.

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Poking holes in fruit is what a 7 yo does, not a 71 yo.

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I hope the Police spared no expense at running down this obviously dangerous master criminal.......

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He's 71 years old and doing these rotten shenanigans? Didn't his mommy tell him not to do that stunt when he was 7? Damn.

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