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Man held over theft of more than 80 pairs of men's shoes

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Police in Hiroshima said Saturday they have arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of breaking and entering into an apartment where he stole two pairs of men's shoes.

Police said they are questioning the suspect, Atsushi Kawazoe, over nine other similar thefts after more than 80 pairs of men's shoes, that did not belong to him, were found in his apartment, Fuji TV reported.

Police quoted Kawazoe, a company employee, as saying he got turned on by the odor of men's shoes.

Kawazoe told police he broke into the same apartment in Higashi Ward twice last November and December and stole two pairs of men's shoes -- the charge on which he was initially arrested.

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he got turned on by the odor of men’s shoes.

unimaginable. I got my husband's sock a little too near my nose doing laundry the other day and felt sick.

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Man held over theft of more than 80 pairs of men's shoes

The guy has just got to be well-heeled by now.

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Wow, 80 pair--quite a feet! The police must have known something was afoot. This guy's a shoe-in for a sock in the mouth!

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If female shoes I can understand ... but male shoes ...!!!! Probably enjoying male shoes smell ...

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Put the boot in, I say.

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Police quoted Kawazoe, a company employee, as saying he got turned on by the odor of men’s shoes.

When I read the headline straight away I thought this goon has a shoe fetish. After reading the rest of the article I'm finding it hard to type while I'm rolling around in the floor laughing!

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I could try to understand him if the shoes stolen are beyond 40,000 yen a pair. Otherwise he could just rummaged from the recyclables. I just don't think it's a fetish. It's plain thievery.

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He's love my husband's shoes...go for it...

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Ive got some old socks at the bottom of my laundry basket, they have been there for a long time now, the other day I looked at them and they had gone hard, he can have these for 1000 Yen + P&P it will save me washing them.

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Good grief, I don´t want to imagine this guys apartement.

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alternatively pleasured

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In Japan there is a show called "UNBELIEVABLE" but this is the real deal UNBELIEVABLE.

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Is there a specific word for shoe fetish in Japanese? Perhaps the all-embracing word "hentai" covers It.

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Where's the tolerance, understanding, and acceptance? This guy is a member of a sexual minority, and should not be discriminated against. If men with men is okay and "normal", then this should be treated a such, except for the stealing part or course.

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Kawazoe... got turned on by the odor of men’s shoes

Meanwhile, back in the real world...

How many RAPES and MURDERS are going un-reported in Japan while this makes national news?

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" I just don't think it's a fetish. It's plain thievery."

You must have missed this: "Police quoted Kawazoe, a company employee, as saying he got turned on by the odor of men’s shoes."

That may be weird, but at least he didn't go around asking elementary schoolgirls to fill up a cup with their spit like some weirdo did a couple of years ago.

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khulifi:

If female shoes I can understand ... but male shoes ...!!!! Probably enjoying male shoes smell ...

No, I can't understand. Male or female, it's gross. I think YOU have problems too.

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