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Man jumps to death from 4th floor of police station in Ibaraki

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A 29-year-old man died after jumping from the window of a toilet on the 4th floor of a police station in Hitachi City, Ibaraki Prefecture, on Tuesday night. He was taken to hospital but died about five hours later, police said Wednesday.

According to police, the man requested to go to the toilet while he was being questioned over a theft. Police were questioning the man, who lives in Osaka, on whether he had tried to sell stolen cell phones.

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so, guilty I guess.

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at the "police station"???? "questioned over a theft"...mmmmm and then suicide??? doesn't it sound weird to anybody? can one stop a questioning to go to the toilet? wasn't he trying to scape and fell down? veeeery weird...

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maybe he wouldn't confess, and told them on no uncertain terms that he was gonna ruin them through the press etc so they dangled him out the window to scare a confession out of him but lost their grip...hmmm. I watch to many movies.

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Weird though...you'd have to be pretty unlucky to die while jumping to escape from the 4th floor. But it's not exactly something to kill yourself over, either...

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police negligence. They should have at least been with him.

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How big are toilet windows by the way? Haven't the cops ever thought about it in the first place?

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I believe the window is the kind of window you don't have on your terrasse. Sneak out, nothing to grab, fall on your head and end of the story. Dying for keitai theft? Bad karma...

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whether he had tried to sell stolen cell phones

Why? These phone are not GSM phones that you can just change SIMS and use! Poor Guy!

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Did this guy know he was on the fourth floor, or was he just a bad judge of distance? I know, he was the son of the guy who hung himself because they started deducting $20 from his mother's pension...

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this is really sad

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so he's guilty...

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Guilty or not, after a few days Japanese police 'questioning' I'm sure anyone would want to try their luck from the 4th floor...

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This is very similar to the recent case of the guy taken to a police station after being accused of molesting a girl on a train. He did the bathroom trick too, didn't he? To his death...

Well, Japanese police don't have the telephone books to 'interrogate' with that the chaps have back in my home country - if you know what I mean.

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Did he jump or was he pushed?

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Since when do you allow a suspect to go anywhere un-accompanied? My guess is that he was trying to escape not kill himself.

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Telephone books? That takes me back to when I was in the army, working as a RP (regimental police) on weekends. For the uneducated, a good thick copy of the yellow or white pages can be used for purposes of interrogation. Although I would advise you against doing this, the method of use is as follows. You open the telephone book to the first page and starting reading the names and addresses of people businesses listed, sooner or later the suspect goes crazy, especially if the person reading the phone book manages to mangle a number of simple names (lol). Actually, the phone book in used in a different manner, however, I am not going to give the details. On a more serious note, does "falling out the window" equate to "falling down the stairs?" If so, this case represents an very dangerous precedent for suspects who are help by the police in Japan. For this reason alone, this incident needs to be investigated as much as possible.

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