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Manager attempts to rob his own restaurant in Saga

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Police in Tosu, Saga Prefecture, have arrested the manager of a yakitori restaurant on suspicion of attempting to rob the establishment on Jan 15.

According to police, the suspect, Takashi Sato, 22, wearing a mask and sunglasses, entered the restaurant when he was off duty, and threatened staff with a knife, Fuji TV reported.

Although Sato was silent during the incident, one of the employees apparently suspected who he was and asked him if he was Sato.

Sato took off his mask, told the employees to watch out for robberies and left the scene without taking any money, leaving the staff wondering if it was some sort of drill.

On the afternoon of the same day, a false report to police was made ​​by Sato saying that two men had robbed the restaurant of 300,000 yen in cash.

Police said Sato has already been arrested on suspicion of embezzling 57,000 yen from the restaurant and a further charge of attempted robbery will be added.

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Hard to believe someone this dumb was deemed manager-material.

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Hard to believe someone this dumb was deemed manager-material.

Probably got the position through either attrition or nepotism I'd bet.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Wow, just wow. Cannot make this stuff up.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

This just might make my local TV station's 'truth is stranger than fiction' segment.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Darwin Award candidate.

4 ( +7 / -3 )

Exactly my thoughts, FizzBit. I mean, seriously. Could anyone be that stupid?

2 ( +4 / -2 )

What a Jackas* !!

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Darwin Award candidate.

Gotta die to win the Darwin award.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

Wow just wow you couldn't make this stuff up.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Pee size brain.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

the guy should have stopped after the "drill"... dumb!

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Gotta die to win the Darwin award.

Definitely should be filed the stupid criminal category.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Just when you think you've heard it all...

You can't MAKE this stuff up.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Not exactly Professor Moriarti...

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Wow, that has got to be the worlds dumbest criminal!

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"embezzling 57,000 yen"? Small time embezzling to be sure. Petty cash really--wouldn't you call this "larceny?"

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I wonder what was in this mans mind? I mean, did he thing this through to the end? I mean, what would happen if I attempted plan A from beginning to end? What is the end result? It's basic MBA stuff for any person in a management role. Am I right?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

This is funny story... I think the manager's mind has little problem. Really pitiable……

0 ( +0 / -0 )

What an IDIOT!!!

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