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Man arrested over theft of 70 women's raincoats

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Police in Mobara, Chiba Prefecture, have arrested a 30-year-old man on suspicion of stealing at least 70 women's raincoats.

According to police, the suspect, Shosuke Saito, has admitted to the thefts and was quoted as saying he got turned on by the smell of women's raincoats, Fuji TV reported.

Saito, a part-time worker, was initially charged with the theft of five raincoats belonging to female staff at a health drink retail store on between 7:30 p.m. on April 26 and 8 p.m. on April 27.

On May 11, he was caught in the act trying to steal raincoats from another store. Police subsequently raided his home and found at least 70 raincoats.

Saito said he stole women's raincoats on at least 30 occasions. He said he had loved the feel of raincoats ever since he was a little boy.

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I have heard of some pretty strange fetishes and this one has got to top the list on strange.

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I saw this on another website with a photo of the coats. They are mostly Yakult delivery girl's coats. Let's hope this creep gets some counselling for his illness although, I doubt if he will.

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@Disillusioned That might explain a lot. So either his beloved mother worked at Yakult, or they had it delivered every day as a kid.

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Police in Mobara, Chiba Prefecture, have arrested a 30-year-old...Moppara man !

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Police subsequently raided his home and found at least 70 raincoats.

Imagine that. Going on a police raid for contraband. . . panties, stockings and now raincoats. I've heard it all.

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Very seasonal fetish to have.

He said he had loved the feel of raincoats ever since he was a little boy.

Right!

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wow! different strokes for different folks

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There are so many strangers in Japan....

Are they increasing now?

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There are so many strangers in Japan....

You mean strange people?

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Rain tomorrow? WAKU WAKU.

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The police rained down on his parade

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The idea of any items of my clothing being stolen is too creepy. But I guess on the scale of things if I had to chose between having my underpants or shoes or raincoat stolen, I'd almost glady let the thief have the raincoat.

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Just in time for the "Rainy Season" !

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Ahhh...Okay. I am literally at a loss for words. This man needs to see a psychiatrist, because that isn't right.

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Makes me wonder what's coming next.

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I have heard of perverts WEARING plastic macs, but stealing them is a new one on me.

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I bet he's just "Singing in the rain, just singin' in the rain..."

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Pity on the poor chap. He didn't harm anyone, and his arrest on raincoat fetish charges has added some nice mirthful humour to the world's thousands of news websites. Sunny days ahead.

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Makes me wonder what's coming next.

CrazyJoe . . . I wonder too. When I 1st read about how forcing japanese women to the ground to strip-off their panties (right on a public street) was the craziest and weirdest thing ever . . . . it was only the tip of the iceberg.

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he got turned on by the smell of women’s raincoats

WHAT?

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There are definitely a lot of mental people with sick fetishes here. Women's raincoats, that's a new one, next to bicycle seats, undees, and who knows what else.

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Next we'll hear about someone stealing men's raincoats. You know. The plastic ones that don't protect us from the rain.

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(music) "I'm swingin' in the rain, just swingin' in the rain!!" To bad it wasn't plastic umbrellas - he would have been in heaven and police would have found 700,000 of them at his house (still not enough).

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swingin?? I don't get it. Did you want to write singing? Or is that the original lyric?

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turned on by the smell of women’s raincoats

That haven't even been worn yet?

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