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Man with samurai sword arrested for robbery in Osaka

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Police on Tuesday arrested a 22-year-old man for allegedly robbing a convenience store with a model samurai sword and stealing 110,000 yen in Minoh City, Osaka.

Takeshi Nakajima, 22, was arrested for allegedly robbing the convenience store around 1:35 a.m., threatening a 19-year-old shop clerk with the sword. The clerk chased the suspect outside with a dustpan, caught him and handed him over to police.

Police said several similar cases have been reported in the area since April.

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My crouching dustpan style defeats your samurai sword!!!

Seriously, what a wuss.

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LOL. Model Sword. Pls, tell us if it was a Katana or a Wakizashi?

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danm samurai sword, i hope it get sent to jail....or banned.

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Good work from the clerk for catching him, albeit stupid. Rule number of convenience store work - never confront a bandit! Just give them what they want and call the police! This clerk is lucky he's not dead.

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If it was Minoh it was probably a monkey that did it. They can put money in the vending machines and choose Coca-Cola!!

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The clerk chased the suspect outside with a dustpan

dustpan vs samurai sword? wow.

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Who would rob with a real sword.....do you know how much those things cost!

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model sword? what scale?

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He probably bought it for 500yen in one of those boxes that you get 1 of a possible 6 different toys.

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My god! Would you, as a 800 yen an hour store clerk chase a guy with a sword?? I sure as hell wouldn't. Give him what he wants.

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he probably saw the daiso 100 yen shop sticker on the sword handle

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Wow, at least he is doing something different other than just pointing a gun like all the other cliche robbers.

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model sword??? Is he a Rurouni Kenshin's series fan or what?

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The last line of the article is my favorite. So there's been several similar stories to this one recently, of wanna-be samurai being chased out of convenient stores with dustpans? This reminds me why I love Japan. It's just crazy sometimes.

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