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Man arrested for trying to steal gun from police officer in 'koban'

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Police in Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture, have arrested 41-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of attempted robbery after he tried to steal a police officer’s gun at a koban (police box).

According to police, Takuya Ono came into the koban at around 5:50 p.m. on Tuesday, Sankei Shimbun reported. There was no one at the counter, so he went into the back office where he ran into the officer. 

Ono pointed a knife with a 16-centimeter blade at the 44-year-old sergeant who works in the Community Police Affairs Division. Ono then threatened the officer and told him to remove his gun and attempted to steal the firearm.

The police officer, who was alone in the koban at the time, managed to convince Ono to put down his knife.

Police quoted Ono as saying he didn’t really intend to steal the gun.

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Arrested for trying to steal a gun he didn't intend to steal.

That explains alot

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He only wanted soon to be employed on tax payers. And I guess, it worked very well.

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do they word the charge "suspicion of attempted robbery" I wonder. always seems a strange locution. a charge of 'attempted robbery' makes sense to me, but a charge of 'suspicion....' ? anyone know? lost in translation?

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Ono pointed a knife with a 16-centimeter blade at the 44-year-old sergeant who works in the Community Police Affairs Division. Ono then threatened the officer and told him to remove his gun and attempted to steal the firearm.

this has GOT to be the FIRST TIME in recorded history where someone tried to rob someone of their gun with a knife!!!

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"The police officer, who was alone in the koban at the time, managed to convince Ono to put down his knife."

Good job! No lost of life. The guy was probably depressed. Now, he can get the help he needs. In the west, he

would have had bullet in head. Anyway, good job NPA!

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Iam glad this police officer was nice enough and professional enough to convince the man to drop the knife without shooting him

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Actually @AlyRustom 4:31pm could be, at least, a third time this year. - The officer showed remarkable restraint and didn’t end this guy’s life, as some have speculated these perpetrators may have been wanting. Please read for yourselves:

- Mar. 21, 2021 “High school student arrested for threatening police officer with knife in koban” -

https://japantoday.com/category/crime/high-school-student-arrested-for-threatening-police-officer-with-knife-in-koban?comment-order=popular -

- Feb. 13, ‘21 “Man arrested for attempted murder of police officer in koban”

https://japantoday.com/category/crime/man-arrested-for-attempted-murder-of-police-officer-in-koban?comment-order=latest -

*- @AlyRustom 4:31pm: “this has GOT to be the FIRST TIME in recorded history where someone tried to rob someone of their gun with a knife!!!*

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Not so, @AlyR. Just type “man knife police” in the above “Search” box and you’ll get numerous such cases in Japan going back many years.

- **@AlyRustom 4:31pm: “**this has GOT to be the FIRST TIME in recorded history where someone tried to rob someone of their gun with a knife!!!

Sadly, desperate people want their hands on the only guns they can see and covet each day in Japan: Police Guns.

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Police quoted Ono as saying he didn’t really intend to steal the gun

Nah, he just wanted a bit of attention and a year or two in the emperor’s hotel.

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Trying to convince a officer who has a gun on him to give it to you when you only got a knife on you. Talk about logic. He is lucky he didn't get shot.

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Obviously Ono never heard "Don't Bring A Knife To A Gunfight"

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Not so, @AlyR. Just type “man knife police” in the above “Search” box and you’ll get numerous such cases in Japan going back many years.

WOW! I stand corrected

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winter is coming!

Time for a nice warm and cozy jail cell

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Perp: (walks into office, sees gun on counter, no one is there. Picks it up? Goes in the back and catches cop on the potty.) “hey, you need this?”

Cop: relax son, don’t shoot! Look. I just strong handed a million yen from the local massage parlor………it’s yours if you give me the gun.

Perp: ok, give me the money first.

(gun exchanged for cash)

oh and By the way, I wasn’t trying to steal the gun, I was trying to give it to you. a million yen, huh?

(cop files report) “Perp tried to steal my gun.”

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