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Man pretending to be eyewitness to bag snatching incident arrested

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A 21-year-old man claiming to be an eyewitness to a bag snatching incident has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and assault in Osaka.

According to police, Tatsuya Hirata, a self-professed construction worker, allegedly kicked a 71-year-old woman down the stairs at Tennoji Station along the Osaka Metro Tanimachi Line at around 9:40 p.m. on May 22, Sankei Shimbun reported. Before the victim tumbled down, Hirata managed to snatch her handbag.

Police said the woman is in a serious condition after suffering a broken pelvis.

About an hour after the incident, Hirata visited a koban (police box) and claimed to have witnessed a crime. At the time, he was carrying the victim’s bag, which made police suspicious. After being questioned by officers, he confessed to kicking the woman and snatching her bag.

Police quoted Hirata as saying he wanted money.

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What a moron...

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As good old Del boy would say "what a plonker"

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It is fortunate that criminals tend not to be the sharpest tool in the shed.

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He won’t need money in prison - if he does time, of course.

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Mugshots please. We would like a face to go with the ignorance to ridicule.

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miss_oikawaToday  07:11 am JST

What a moron...

That's putting it politely....

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Well, he wasn't exactly lying......

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Lunatic.

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Cretin. Must have come from a very small DNA pool.

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There are cameras in stations...the police probably had a very good description. The cameras at the exits would have picked him up and the data on his Pasmo would have given the police a name and address. He may have been smart enough to figure this out so came up with the "witness" story.

Kicking old ladies down the stairs would get him some unpleasant attention in a UK prison. But I hear not so in Japan.

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scum is scum

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About an hour after the incident, Hirata visited a koban (police box) and claimed to have witnessed a crime.

Well, that is true as far as it goes....

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Hirata visited a koban (police box) and claimed to have witnessed a crime. At the time, he was carrying the victim’s bag, which made police suspicious.

The level of stupidity in some people never ceases to impress me!

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Just take the money and run...no need for violence.

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Maybe the woman snatched the bag from someone else and he just retrieved it.

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Maybe the woman snatched the bag from someone else and he just retrieved it.

Oh, oh, or maybe it was aliens! Or maybe cultists from a parallel dimension's future!

This game is fun, I bet we could speculate on all sorts of things it could be that have no basis in reality!

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I really am convinced that half the crimes solved in Japan are solved because of sheer stupidity on the part of the criminals.

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Police quoted Hirata as saying he wanted money.

I guess this Idiot never knew that if he Needs or Wants Money he should Find a JOB so he can earn Money .... kicking a 71-year-old woman down the stairs and Snatching the old ladies Bag is not a JOB it's a CRIME .... Grow Up and learn to Respect your Elders ....

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A broken pelvis or hip at 71 years can take a long time to heal, not to mention being very painful. Mobility will also be difficult for long awhile and likely require rehabilitation.

I hope the seriousness of her injury is considered during this thug’s sentencing. She could have died if she had hit her head or broken her neck while being knocked down the steps. It’s no laughing matter to her family.

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Hirata, how would you feel if someone did that to your grandmother?

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A broken pelvis at her tender age of 71, shes will be in a lot of pain for some time to come, and also her injuries are quite serious.

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About an hour after the incident, Hirata visited a koban (police box) and claimed to have witnessed a crime. At the time, he was carrying the victim’s bag, which made police suspicious. After being questioned by officers, he confessed to kicking the woman and snatching her bag.

Not the sharpest tack in the box..

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