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Student arrested for inserting CDs in train door mechanism

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Police said Thursday they have arrested a 20-year-old vocational school student for obstruction of business after he confessed to inserting CDs into a train door mechanism in Kyoto Prefecture.

The incident took place on the Keihan train from Demachiyanagi to Nakanoshima at 7:50 a.m. on Feb 14 as the train reached Yawata, according to a Sankei Shimbun report. The man, who has been named as Hioki Tadaaki, allegedly inserted several CDs into the automatic door mechanism, causing it to malfunction. He was later arrested and reportedly confessed to the charges during police questioning.

Keihan operators say that there have been seven other cases of trash being inserted into Keihan train door mechanisms since late January. Police are currently investigating the possibility of Tadaaki's involvement, Sankei reported.

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He thought it was an iTrain.

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It seems like he couldn't afford a blu-ray Disc.

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It was probably the National anthem not the Doors

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It was like Mission Impossible. A team of operatives needed to delay that train and the least suspicious way was to jam a door by paying an unsuspecting student ;p

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If the doors use an optical sensor to determine when they are completely shut, a CD or trash placed between the sensor and the source could fake the system into thinking the door was shut when in fact it was still open.

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Kids today are lucky! When I was young, we had to insert 16" vinyl LPs in subway doors - and that is if we had a subway! We were mostly stuck with sticking them between our bicycle spokes, and that didn't make much of a social statement - but then, neither did this guy's, unless they were Lady Gaga CDs, in which case a big thumbs-up for him!

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I could be wrong, but I think trains in Japan are setup so that the cannot run with the doors open I think the are rigged to the braking system.

Yes, they will run.

Almost daily news, the train traveled one full station with a passenger squeezed between two doors, or just their briefcase or backpack, or dragged others down the platform after pinching their legs. The door were not fully closed, yet the train started.

I personally saw from inside the car, a woman was running to catch the Nanboku, double doors, the car and the platform door, she fell, both door closed, not fully of course but with a gap of about 30cm by grappling, pinching her legs and upper torso, and the train started. People were screaming, someone was quick to hit the emergency button, she were not tore into two.

Yes, the train doors are dangerous, if they go malfunctioning they can cause fatal accidents.

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LOL, this guy is so stupid... Like somebody else said, CDs don't work this way...

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He must have been inserting all the albums by The Doors.

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I'm surprised he's still using CDs...

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"Cds don't work that way" that's when I say, "your doing it wrong" =w=

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Inserting any object in any normal automatic door might be a mischief or the beginning of practicing vandalism. Doing the same to the door of a train is worse , because a malfunctioning door might not shut properly and might even open during the run, causing people fall out and death.

I could be wrong, but I think trains in Japan are setup so that the cannot run with the doors open I think the are rigged to the braking system. The brakes won't release unless the doors are closed. Likewise, the doors cannot open unless the brakes a locked.

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Another train geek :P

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If they were Justin Bieber CDs, I would praise the man.

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That's a serious matter.

Inserting any object in any normal automatic door might be a mischief or the beginning of practicing vandalism. Doing the same to the door of a train is worse , because a malfunctioning door might not shut properly and might even open during the run, causing people fall out and death.

I don't believe the guy of his 20 who did this was not aware of the risk of serious accident may happen and I think he was wanting it to happen.

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Headlines in the crime section today....Hope they were AKB48! I could think of some other places to insert them.

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Maybe he had CDs buy 'The Doors' and confused the band name as instructional ?

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Maybe he was running late and wanted to delay the train to obtain his chit confirming the late running of the train.

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Article did not say the result. Was the door stuck open and the train delayed? Was the door stuck closed? What does "malfunction" mean? Was his CD stuck in the door? What?

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I am also scratching my head right now

I'm still scratching mine....losing hair too. Why a CD? It did what? Did he think it would play when the door pulled the CD in?

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It was Valentine's Day, so maybe the cds had some love songs on them that he and his ex used to listen to. Curiouser and curiouser...

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Tadaaki-san is trying to invent new sound / music

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It must be a form of non-conformist statement that's widely seen in the west, the infection has started.

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wow this is news? trash in the door... door didn't open.... OMG!

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What the..... , i hope he didn't destroy good CD's

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CDS DO NOT WORK THAT WAY!!

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I guess some people have nothing better to do

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Why? Why would anyone ever think to insert CDs into train doors.....

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@Yubaru

True, but considering the possible delays in the train's schedule because of a malfunctioning door.

I am also scratching my head right now for the reason why he needs to do this. Does he intentionally want that the train to be delayed?

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And what if any purpose is there to inserting CD's or trash into a door? Scratching head here at the stupidity. Ahh now I get it, he was too lazy to toss it into a trash can, but wait there are no trash cans.

Thankfully no one was injured by his idiocy.

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