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Man suspected of puncturing tires of cars, bicycles


Police in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, have arrested a 43-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of property destruction involving 35 tires on cars and bicycles being punctured.

According to police, Tetsuya Kohori, who was arrested on Friday, has admitted to puncturing a tire on a car in an apartment parking lot in Chuo Ward at around 5:10 p.m. on Oct 6, Sankei Shimbun reported. 

Police said Kohori, who was identified through street surveillance camera footage, has hinted that he is also responsible for slashing tires on cars and bikes in the area on 35 occasions since mid-September.

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So, I guess this nutter has been off his meds for a while.

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Oooooh I hate these guys! Someone kept doing that to my bike, until I was forced to stop riding it to work.

Three times in three days, three new tubes.

Wish someone had caught him!!!

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Wish someone had caught him!!!

How do you know it was a man?

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Did you report to the police ?

Be careful. It is possible that it is just some nutter but your bike or you can be specifically targeted. There is people around which choose harassment over communication. ¯(°_o)/¯

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I’ve queried this before but why do Japanese suspects always freely confess to previous crimes they have committed?

Is this a cultural thing?

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Man suspected of puncturing tires of cars, bicycles.

That happened to my car one night. Infuriating.

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Perhaps because they are subjected to 21 days of interrogation without a lawyer present and without being allowed any visits by family members.

Also....the 'not being allowed to sleep factor might come into it.

Then,they are urged or prompted to say that they did such a thing they will be better treated.

The cops clean up the streets and solve 'unsolved crimes' and Japan keeps it reputation intact.

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I get it Stu.

You are being facetious.

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You're most probably right Spifire.

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back in the day in toshima ku, it was an old jn joke doing such, and them Iranians got hold of him and that was all she wrote.

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"back in the day in toshima ku"

oh yeah I heard about that long ago, I thought that happened in shin okubo.

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"a 43-year-old unemployed" native male.

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"etsuya Kohori, who was arrested on Friday, has admitted to puncturing a tire on a car in an apartment parking lot in Chuo Ward "

Poor grown baby someone didn't give him his nanny assistance so he went of a childish rampage, institutionalize him, already.

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Chip StarToday 08:06 am JST

How do you know it was a man?

I don't know the gender of the person. It's just a natural figure of speech to use male pronouns when you mean "someone."

It's also awkward to continually write "he or she," and is frowned upon in academia, which is why it has become my habit to randomly chose pronouns when I write. "He" came up here because the original story had me thinking of a male. But yes, it could very well have been a female.

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Vandalism is a crime I have trouble understanding. Stealing, by comparison, is almost understandable, the thief profits by being enriched the amount of the stolen goods but the vandal gains nothing.

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"but the vandal gains nothing." but the vandal insanely feels good sadly about redistributing grief (sic)

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Vandalism is a crime I have trouble understanding.

When you understand that the world is filled with trolls whose greatest pleasure is to cause others grief, confusion and trouble its really easy to understand. Those people have always been with us as much as people mistakenly think trolls are a product of the internet.

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Who is going to pay for the tires, time and trouble it takes to get them fixed and both the cars and bikes back on the road again. There is a lot of community road service work to be done and I say 5 yrs of it should be able to pay it all back. Everyday for the next 5 yrs his job is to pick trash, cut the tall grass and trim trees.

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