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Man dressed as woman arrested for shoplifting in Ikebukuro

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A 55-year-old man dressed up as a woman was arrested on Saturday, accused of stealing goods worth about 3,500 yen from a shop in the Ikebukuro PARCO department store, police said Monday. According to police, Toshikazu Miyoshi was shopping in the Ikebukuro store on Saturday morning wearing make-up, a wig, sunglasses, shoulder pads, a skirt and boots. A female security staff member saw Miyoshi put a hat, a pair of tweezers and a pencil in his pocket, and called out to him as he was about to leave the store without paying for the goods.

Miyoshi fled into the women’s toilets, and the security staff continued to call out to him. Miyoshi then rushed out of the toilets but the security officer caught him by the sleeve. In the scuffle, his coat and wig came off, and Miyoshi ran away. The security officer was not injured and told police she did not know the shoplifter was a man until the wig fell off.

Police found Miyoshi’s cell phone in the pocket of the coat he left behind, and arrested him at his apartment in Nakano Ward about three hours later. Miyoshi had removed the make-up and female attire, and admitted to the theft. He said: “I like dressing up as a woman, but I didn’t want to get caught like that. It’s embarrassing.”

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Cops: So why'd you dress like a woman, so they wouldn't recongize you on camera?

Man: No, I dress like a woman cause I like it.

Cops: right

There is an old guy in my neighborhood that is always out and about in full female garb, cept he always has the oldman scowl on his face, and the old man walk, so he ain't fooling anybody.

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I once run into a dude dressed like a woman at shinjuku, the huge Adams apple betrayed him.

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Just one?

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" saw Miyoshi put a hat, a pair of tweezers and a pencil in his pocket "

What a strange combination of objekts. Hat, tweezers, pencil??

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very funny!!

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"hat... tweezers... pencil"

I'm gonna have a bad dream involving these three items tonite.

bamboo - I'd love to see that old guy in your neighborhood.

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So it is safe to assume that Chief Inspector Miyoshi will be back at his desk at the station tomorrow morning as normal?

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Between this and the story about the cop getting busted for photographing a woman's LEGS on a train I have to say Japan is getting pretty darn entertaining!

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Japan is becoming more and more hilarious with each passing day. This has got to be one of the funniest stories I have ever read. Only in Japan! Thanks for giving us a great belly laugh.

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Ive also seen dudes dressed as women in Shinjuku - the way they walked gave them away.

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I'm getting addicted to this kind of news, it always make my day. I don't see this kind of thing happening anywhere else (at least they don't put it on the news) but Japan.

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I once saw a chap in my local Akafudado doing his grocery shopping wearing high heels, a rather revealing one-piece dress, a cute little hat and a day's stubble. He wasn't bothering anyone; and he paid up at the till.

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Odd that his job title wasn't included in the description. I guess he isn't employed by a city government, the national government, a major player (Toyota et al), or Keio University.

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Kawaiso!

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I see a lot in Roppongi.

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Hat... tweezers... pencil... Reminds me of that extremely resourceful secret agent named MACGYVER!

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you just can't fit much in an A cup bra.

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Good story! A very human one in the end. The guy only ran away because he was embarassed. I guess he was too shy to go to the register to actually buy the items.

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I hope the police gave him a good dressing down.

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Younger generations please take note. This kind of stress relief can be forgiven and is relatively harmless. ... except for the stealing part.

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Aaah, I wish this site had more pictures with its stories, this one would have been gold.

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..fugly just want to get some attention...hahaha

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Guess you know who was the last to watch the old video from Jane's Addiction, "Been caught stealing."

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better plan next time

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“I like dressing up as a woman, but I didn’t want to get caught like that. It’s embarrassing.” His talent is as a thief, and his words are only excuse. It is different if he was just walking around as woman instead of stealing goods. He need shrink to have a chat with him. And please get him female shrink she will understand him better. What color if lipstick ha had? And were shoe high hill?

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BBLeo

Sorry, mate, he has no talent as a thief: he got caught. A female shrink would only "understand him better" if she were also a cross-dressing, incompetent shoplifter. A cautionary note for others considering relieving their stress in public: either dress to turn heads or seek to be inconspicuous when committing petty crimes, you can't do both!

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