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Man arrested in Kobe after stuffing fried chicken into ex-girlfriend’s mailbox

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By Casey Baseel, SoraNews24

Oftentimes, when a couple breaks up, it’s best for both parties to just move on with their lives as civilly as possible. However, some people can’t let go without a final message of undying love, indignant anger, or, in the case of one man, delicious fried food.

At one point in time, Kengo Harada, a 29-year-old middle school teacher from Suita City, Osaka Prefecture, had a girlfriend. Things didn’t work out, but this Harada’s lingering emotions led him to the neighborhood where his ex, a 26-year-old woman, lives in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture.

Instead of standing outside of her window with a boom box over her head or laying a single rose outside her doorstep, Harada expressed his feelings in a very different way: stuffing her apartment’s mailbox with karaage, Japanese-style fried chicken.

Now, in most situations, the sudden, unexpected appearance of karaage is a joyous miracle. Your uninvited ex dropping pieces in with your mail, though, is an exception, and the fact that Harada dropped some plastic straws in as well suggests this was less “Baby I just want you to be happy with fried chicken” and more “Haha have fun cleaning up the trash from my convenience store snack!”

Then there’s the troubling fact that Harada was hanging out in the parking lot of his ex’s apartment complex in the late-night/early-morning hours of last Sunday/Monday. Luckily, a police officer spotted Harada, as security in the area had been beefed up following a report from the woman that someone, probably her ex-boyfriend, had vandalized her car in late March. Harada was arrested on suspicion of violation of Japan’s anti-stalking laws and has admitted to the mailbox vandalism. He is maintaining that he wasn’t stalking his ex, though, and just happened to be in the neighborhood, though considering it’s about a 45-minute drive from Sakai to Kobe, that seems unlikely.

Source: Kobe Shimbun Next via Jin, Nikkan Sports, ABC News

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More click bait. Dummy was arrested for stalking. Not a fried chicken felony.

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What a stupid thing to do.

Hold him in solitary for 23 days and make him confess. Interrogate him constantly, deprive him of sleep until he confess's to this horrendous crime which SoraNews24 is trying to make light of.

-2 ( +5 / -7 )

The writer condones ‘romanticism’

- “...standing outside of her window with a boom box over her head or laying a single rose outside her doorstep,...”

and condemns ‘stalking’ in the same story.

- “troubling fact Harada was hanging out in the parking lot of his ex’s apartment complex in the late-night/early-morn hours of last Sun/Mon.” -

The worse offense would be the first idea - “standing outside of her window”.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

I laughed so hard after reading the headline. But hence forth, there is more to the story.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

JUUUUSSTTT when you think you've heard it all along comes Harada and his Fried Chicken.

7 ( +8 / -1 )

I'm waiting for the police investigation, complete with a plastic sheet laid out with each karrage piece circled, fingerprinted, and catalogued.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

Well at least it wasn't anything nasty or violent

7 ( +8 / -1 )

Instead of standing outside of her window with a boom box over her head or laying a single rose.......

"her head"?

"his head" perhaps?

8 ( +9 / -1 )

Well at least it wasn't anything nasty or violent

A deranged man stalking you and putting trash through your letterbox? It was both.

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

What a waste of good fried chicken!

2 ( +5 / -3 )

Don’t wanna be my friend ? Well I’ll find a way to hurt you . And this guy has authority over kids ? Will this affect his employment contract ?

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Some people prefer KFC.

1 ( +4 / -3 )

He stuffed fried chicken into his ex-girlfriend's mailbox. What have you ever done?

0 ( +4 / -4 )

Guy stuffs meat into ex-gf's box.

I've seen crazier stuff.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Maybe a misunderstanding...you can surely now occasionally read about feeding fetishes. ROFL

1 ( +3 / -2 )

though considering it’s about a 45-minute drive from Sakai to Kobe, that seems unlikely.

Didn't the article say that he lived in Suita?

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Slow day?

3 ( +4 / -1 )

He probably should have doñe more of stuffing something else in her box instead of fried chicken if he wanted to keep her.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Sakai, where he is from, says it all.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

He probably should have doñe more of stuffing something else in her box instead of fried chicken if he wanted to keep her.

Plucking would have resulted in him doing bird.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Harry_GattoToday  09:20 am JST

Instead of standing outside of her window with a boom box over her head or laying a single rose.......

"her head"?

"his head" perhaps?

Either way, I can't see this becoming a reason for a certain Peter Gabriel classic to be released again and being a hit a third time.

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Then there’s the troubling fact that Harada was hanging out in the parking lot of his ex’s apartment complex in the late-night/early-morning hours of last Sunday/Monday.

I think that is way more creepy than the fried chicken stupidity. The guy has issues.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Mottai-nai

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Who amongst us would not welcome fried chicken stuffed into our mailbox?

2 ( +2 / -0 )

May she not choke on his chicken.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Sakai, where he is from, says it all.

@ Goodlucktoyou - Yes, there are some loonies in Sakai, but not everyone there is that way. 45 minutes from Sakai to Kobe, actually, that is possible because there's a direct toll way from Sakai that goes through Kobe in around 30 minutes; 40 minutes tops.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Another, Only in Japan, Moment.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Can’t wait till the movie comes out.

Riveting.

Starring Colonel Sanders.

played by Adam Sandler.

Potential Oscar nomination.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Start of article states hes from Suita city, bottom says

He is maintaining that he wasn’t stalking his ex, though, and just happened to be in the neighborhood, though considering it’s about a 45-minute drive from Sakai to Kobe, that seems unlikely.

Not that it makes much difference on transport time just curious which it actually is.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Sounds like he just needed to set the chicken down somewhere so his hands could be freed up for the task at hand: Stealing her undergarments from her clothesline.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

His apparent deep compassion of fried chicken doesn't appeal to her I don't think. "chuckle"

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