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Man who failed to return to detention center in Tokyo arrested in Nagano


Police in Nagano have arrested a 45-year-old fugitive who had been on the run after failing to return to a detention center in Tokyo on Oct 1.

The wanted man, Shin Takahashi, was arrested at around 2 p.m. Saturday, along with a 29-year-old woman, Emiri Kidokoro, at a hotel in Nagano City, Fuji TV reported.

In August, Takahashi was convicted of blackmail and sentenced to 18 months in prison by the Tachikawa branch of the Tokyo District Court, a ruling that he was appealing.

On the morning of Oct 1, Takahashi was given permission to leave the Tachikawa Detention Center, where he was being held, for three hours to visit a hospital in Kodaira for treatment, in the company of two guarantors, one of whom was Kidokoro. But he never showed up at the hospital.

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these people must think they can be on the run forever and nothing happens. he,s no Dr. Lecter...

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Does not sound like a criminal mastermind to me.

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lol. Os this a joke? What kind of detetion system is this? You get to leave? LOL LOL LOL. Japan is super smart?

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What kind of detetion system is this? You get to leave?

Have you ever heard of bail? Its a similar idea. Should you find yourself in the slammer needing medical care or wanting to see a family member before they die or attend their funeral, or whatever, you will begin to see the rationale behind such systems. Further, of all the people who get such permission to leave, how many have failed to return? And of those, how many got away for long? This one got maybe 5 days of freedom which will probably result in many more extra days of jail.

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Where do these guys think they are going to go? Unless you are mega rich, maybe you might have a chance today, and that is a mighty slight maybe with all the technologies and cameras around. You need a well organized and financed plan from start to finish. This would involve high profile ID change entirely from start to finish. Can it be done, yes of course that's what is done in the Witness Protection Program in many countries and Interpol.

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A few days of freedom will be paid by many more in prison.

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"Do you promise to come back?"

"Oh yeah. I promise."

"But, do you really, really promise?"

"I really, really promise."

"Okay then. Off you go!"

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