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Officer gets notebook stolen from car during pachinko session

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A policeman who was in a pachinko parlor after going off duty had his police notebook stolen from his vehicle, police officials revealed Monday.

The officer, who was driving his own car, had stopped off at a Tateyama City pachinko parlor on the evening of Feb 19. When he returned to his car about three and a half hours later, he noticed the lock had been broken and his bag containing his police notebook and house key had been stolen. Three other cars in the parking lot had been broken into during the same time period that day.

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You think a cop would put the police stuff in a safe place (like in a locker at work) before hanging out in a pachinko parlor for three and half hours.

Maybe he was going home to work on a tough case, like those cops on TV do. Wait, no he wasn't. He played pachinko for three and half hours.

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Not hold out much hope for the Credence either.

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Did he call the cops?!

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Do you mean his little black book which all policemen carry,you know to write their shopping list, etc in ,or elecronic notebook,containing confidential police files.just interested.

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I thought those books were for doodling, no?

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"pachinko session"

My one pachinko session lasted just 5 minutes and I still came out smelling like tobacco.

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So what is a police notebook, what information does it contain, was the officer negligent in it's theft, and what makes the theft of a police notebook newsworthy? I would have answered at least one of these BASIC questions when I was a student writing news articles for my university newspaper. May I apply for an editorial job?

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And I met "its", not "it's". The dumb iPhone auto-correct feature got me there.

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I don't know why, but I find the idea that he was there at all kind of shady to begin with. Just seems weird to imagine a policeman at a skeevy pachinko parlor. But, it's not illegal... Anyway, I would also like to know what they mean by notebook, as in what was in it and how valuable is the information. It must be if this is making headlines.

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Sarge: LOL! Me too!

Really peaks the curiosity as to what was in that book. Gory details of a murder case, reports of bikes being stolen, little doodles and manga drawings, maybe times and trains for the best groping possibilities...

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And this is noteworthy because...?

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What about his gun?

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I'd play pachinko from time to time if it was smokefree. Otherwise, good sense keeps me out of the cancer cloud.

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Really peaks the curiosity as to what was in that book.

A list of all the innocent people he'd harassed riding their bicycles that month.

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MeanRingo at 10:15 AM JST - 23rd February

I thought those books were for doodling, no?

Yes, doodles of Gaijin's on bikes, next to the doodle in the reg# of the bike! You know a quick referance list.

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I knew this would happen. Just the other day a report said police would begin making records of all complaints and just like that a police notebook is nicked.

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Let me guess, the harddisk was not encrypted.

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Why is this even in the news???

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a wasted 2-minutes of my life reading this, never to get back. thanks, jt

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Um... It took you two minutes to read that article? I shudder to think how many minutes it took you to type the comment! All those wasted minutes of your life... never to be regained! Simply tragic.

Interesting that some have interpreted the notebook to be a portable computer, while other have interpreted it to be a pen and paper-type. I guess the most alarming aspect of this would be the possible phone numbers/addresses of witnesses to crimes the police officer had investigated.

Oh, and three and a half hours sitting in front of a pachinko machine? Is it really THAT riveting?!

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Why doesn't the article tell any specific information, forcing us to assume so much? Har to believe such a story came from a real newspaper.

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