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Naked passenger arrested for causing damage inside taxi

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Police in Sapporo have arrested a 24-year-old man for causing damage to a taxi after he got into the vehicle naked and caused a ruckus when the driver asked him to get out.

According to police, the man, a part-time worker, was naked went he opened the door and got into the taxi at a taxi stand near Sapporo's Odori Park at around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Fuji TV reported. When the driver looked back and saw that the man was naked, he stopped the taxi and asked him to get out. Police said the man became violent and pounded the acrylic panel between the passenger seat and the driver's seat, breaking it.

Police said the man, who was charged with destruction of property, was drunk when he was apprehended and quoted him as saying he doesn't remember anything about the incident.

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Police said the man, who was charged with destruction of property, was drunk when he was apprehended and quoted him as saying he doesn’t remember anything about the incident.

Now where have I heard this excuse before?

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Skid marks?

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My first thought was actually that it's a bit cruel for the taxi driver to force him out without trying to find out what happened to him. Details are obviously sketchy but it's also possible that this man might have been the victim of some pranksters/criminals who thought it would be funny to steal clothes from drunk people. If I woke up naked on the street, a taxi would be a logical place to seek refuge.

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Um....why did t he driver a) stop and b) open the door?

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Details are obviously sketchy but it's also possible that this man might have been the victim of some pranksters/criminals who thought it would be funny to steal clothes from drunk people. If I woke up naked on the street, a taxi would be a logical place to seek refuge.

Details sketchy? Reread the article please.

When the driver looked back and saw that the man was naked, he stopped the taxi and asked him to get out. Police said the man became violent and pounded the acrylic panel between the passenger seat and the driver’s seat, breaking it.

If he was as you try to allude to here a victim, odds are pretty damn high he wouldnt be breaking an acrylic panel with his bare hands. Also if he was a victim, don't you think he would have said so and not go off his rocker?

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Police said the man became violent and pounded the acrylic panel between the passenger seat and the driver’s seat, breaking it.

Eh? These things are only acrylic plastic? They are made from unbreakable polycarbonate where I come from.

Nice to see the "I was drunk and don't remember" excuse getting mileage again.

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Get out of my taxi! I don't want your butt stank on my seats!!!!

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It's often said that you won't know the naked truth about someone until you've seen that person drunk.

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Sure it wasn't a member of SMAP?

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I'm sure the taxi driver said to himself: "clearly I can see this guy's nuts."

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Unbelievable. Such a people always say "I don't remember because of too much alcohol ". Above comments cannot be accepted anymore. I hate that.

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Um....why did t he driver a) stop and b) open the door?

Maybe he didn't want know where he was keeping his taxi fare.

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Where was his wallet?

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Um....why did t he driver a) stop and b) open the door?

read the article.

was naked went he opened the door and got into the taxi at a taxi stand

The taxi didn't stop, it was waiting at a taxistand and the guy opened the door.

I have to agree with Disillusioned, those panels are pretty damn thick panels, pretty hard to break it.

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Well, at least he wasn't "physically" hiding anything - like a knife or an icepick...

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Um....why did t he driver a) stop and b) open the door?

Read the article and you'll see the words "he opened the door and got into the taxi at a taxi stand".

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Police said the man, who was charged with destruction of property, was drunk when he was apprehended and quoted him as saying he doesn’t remember anything about the incident.

Now where have I heard this excuse before?

The J Cop multiple choice charge sheet?

It really is multiple choice in our experience, and they very kindly suggest the answers for you!

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How had he planned on paying?

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@yukii: Unbelievable. Such a people always say "I don't remember because of too much alcohol ". Above comments cannot be accepted anymore. I hate that.

It wasn't accepted, he was charged with destruction of property

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If he was naked, how did he pay for the ride?

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Naked, drunk, and in a public park in the evening. 2 members of SMAP better make room for him in the closet

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I shared this with people back home; some of them used to live here... Just a dit of nostalgia, really.

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Why wasn't he charged with public indecency?

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Why aren't there any stories like this involving women?

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Disillusioned, "They are made from unbreakable polycarbonate where I come from."

Maybe they are bulletproof? In Japan stopping bullets is seldom required.

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Fizzbit:

" Maybe he didn't want know where he was keeping his taxi fare. "

LOL! You owe me keyboard

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How weird

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Acted like it was on Spice/K2 ?

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"doesn’t remember anything about the incident."

more like schizoid, bipolarism...

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''Butt I DON'T remember a thing. That is the naked truth, officer''

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If he was a victim being ripped off his clothes by bad fellows and such. He should have run into a koban first. They may have given him some clothes to wear.

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Police said the man, who was charged with destruction of property, was drunk when he was apprehended and quoted him as saying he doesn’t remember anything about the incident.

Haaaaaaaahahahahahahahahaha.... koff

The greatest excuse for a crime of them all.

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you can't make this stuff up...

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But taxi drivers in Japan open the passenger door with a button. Why did the taxi driver not notice he was naked before letting him in?

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Forget it Jake. It's Odori Beer Gardentown.

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Such a funny story.

Good for the girls and the gays I guess but for the taxi driver, as others have hinted, i bet he was hoping the guy has cleaned his ass before!

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Eh? These things are only acrylic plastic? They are made from unbreakable polycarbonate where I come from.

They need to be.

http://www.smh.com.au/business/aviation/jetstar-plane-diverts-after-wild-fight-flight-from-sydney-20160720-gqa99o.html

Aussies losing their shit on public transport is practically a Youtube genre.

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You know..... you really have not had an interesting life without at least one naked episode in it. Good for him.... shouldn't have gotten violent though.

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Given the fact that he was naked, chances that he have would pay the fare were slim.

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I think the white cover on the back seat might need replacing too... yuck

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