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Man found naked in Sapporo laundromat in middle of the night

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By SoraNews24

At about 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday night, a man walked into a laundromat in the Atsubetsu Ward of Sapporo City, Hokkaido. However, upon entering he spotted another man inside who was completely naked. As most people would, the would-be customer immediately left and called the police.

▼ The Yutori Kobo laundromat

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When the authorities arrived, they arrested the 21-year-old naked man for indecent exposure. An immediate investigation also found that his clothes were inside one of the washing machines, but it wasn’t turned on. He was also said to have been intoxicated at the time of arrest.

The suspect claimed to be a cook from Ashibetsu City, which is roughly 112 kilometers from Sapporo, and yet the man had no problem making himself right at home there. Police say they are still investigating a motive, but we're going to go out on a limb and say he was trying to wash his clothes while drunk and failed miserably at it.

Trying to find any more of a rationale is probably an exercise in futility, but it didn’t stop many online comments from trying.

“Maybe he thought it was his house.”

“If you need to wash your clothes and don’t have anything else to wear, what are you supposed to do?”

“He probably didn’t expect anyone else to come in that late at night.”

“Sounds like one of those minimalists.”

“If he at least attempted to hide his naughty bits with something, I’d be more lenient.”

“He’s not on the street, and using the laundry as intended. I don’t see a problem.”

“It isn’t pleasant, but that is what peak efficiency looks like.”

“Laundromats should offer towels or bathrobes for situations like this.”

“If you’re hairy enough, you can get away with stuff like this.”

“But was he wearing a face mask?”

“If I was drunk and puked all over my clothes, I’d want to get it cleaned right away too.”

“Isn’t he putting his own life on the line by doing that in Hokkaido?”

In regards to that last question, the weather in Sapporo at the time of the incident was about -3.5 degrees Celsius. Not the coldest the area’s ever seen, but not exactly the kind of climate for nude laundry either. It probably wouldn’t have killed him, but certainly put him at risk of some particularly nasty chilblains.

Source: Hokkaido News UHB, Itai News

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Must have been pretty cold.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

At least he is alright. If he passed out outside he could freeze to death.

3 ( +6 / -3 )

Was he snacking a bit too much earlier?

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expatToday 04:27 pm JST

We've all been there...

Happy to say I haven't and hopefully never will. Surefire way to get people to social distance though.

2 ( +7 / -5 )

How else do you wash the clothes you are wearing?

1 ( +5 / -4 )

Not being able to hold your liquor can have lethal consequences, specially in this weather. It is fortunate for this person that it ended up only in an arrest.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

He could have used his face mask like a bikini .

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Should have at least kept on one sock. Then he could have avoided the indecent exposure charge.

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He wasn’t thinking straight. For the time being, its highly recommended masks should be worn at all times ‘in public places’. First, as a courtesy to not spread nasal and oral droplets toward others. And second, as, at least minimal protection for oneself from some contaminants. It’s common sense that only ‘temporary’ use in public places invites an increased risk of contracting infections.

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

In addition to the unnamed accused’s ‘dirty’ clothes, once again, the authors have presented another topic, potentially ‘ripe’ for some harmless, raucous and bawdy commentary. 

“Trying to find any more of a rationale is probably an exercise in futility, but it didn’t stop many online comments from trying.” -

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

I usually dread reading the Crime section reports, but this one was a nicely written comical relief. No drama in the facts, just laid out bare for all to see........Lol

6 ( +6 / -0 )

It seems the man didn’t think anyone would notice something had receded along with the falling temperatures..

“Sapporo at the time of the incident was about -3.5 degrees Celsius” -

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

If only he'd managed to complete a full wash-and-dry, he could have made a clean getaway.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

https://youtu.be/PwDDEvYty3I?t=9

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Yup, many of us have been there, or tempted to be there. I'd rather be caught naked in a laundry late at night than caught in a sento washing my clothes any time. When traveling with minimal clothing, it is tempting to have all your clothes clean at once. I usually keep out one pair of running shorts.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Washing after being out in the wild is most prudent as Sapporo is also known for periodic bare attacks.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Not to get picky, but 11:30PM is not the "middle of the night", but more like "late at night".

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

The spin this guy is putting on this story doesn't wash.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Yeah, perhaps he felt immodest about CCTV, thinking all Japanese cameras pixelate the dirty parts.

*- @JessieLee 11:19pm: “The spin this guy is putting on this story doesn't wash.” -*

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Maybe he was thinking to get in one and take a washing himself the only problem he has was getting it started. LOL

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Reminds me of the original Terminator movie scene, where the Terminator {whilst naked} approaches a small group of youths who then ask him.. Wash day ?

1 ( +1 / -0 )

I think hes been watching to many jean adverts,

0 ( +0 / -0 )

And this makes the National News.

Probably a weekly ritual for some nut in Los Angles

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Well, a new trend of capsule hotels..

And with this, we continue to show that if news of this type is a national, that means that Japan is a veeeery safe country, one of the safest in the world...

The coolest and frikiest country of the world..

I love you Japan !!..

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Surely there would have been nothing to see anyway if it was that cold.....;)

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Surely there would have been nothing to see anyway if it was that cold.....;)

even if it wasn't that cold...

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Washing his 501s?

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Before reading I thought it was going to be an order homeless person doing their laundry.

This has happened on more than one occasion near my previous home.

A 24 hours laundromat the homeless that live along the Arakawa park/flood banks ( cardboard box city) go at 2:00, 3:00 4:00 in the morning to wash their clothes ( usually Wednesdays as it is half price day) they often strip to their underwear but I have found some fully naked. Asked why the reply was sad, they only had one pair of underpants and rarely enough money to do more than a single load.

After this information got out, a bracket was placed in the laundromat where people could leave unwanted clothes after washing so people in need could take what the wanted.

But in this case this guy needs to learn how to hold his liquor.

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@antiquesaving,

a bracket was placed in the laundromat where people could leave unwanted clothes after washing so people in need could take what the wanted.

What a brilliant idea, and how compassionate, and thoughtful.

Most establishments would not want them to be in the place and would kick them out.

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