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Thief caught with 450 pairs of high heels

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A man arrested for stealing high-heel shoes from a Tokyo hostess club was found to have a total of 450 purloined pairs when his room was searched, Japanese police said Wednesday.

"I've felt pleasure in stealing high heels. I was not interested in brand-new products," Sho Sato, 28, told investigators after he was arrested Tuesday, according to Tokyo police.

Sato, who is jobless and has no fixed residence, broke into the changing room of the hostess club in Tokyo's glitzy Ginza district last November and stole 14 pairs of high heels and cosmetics, police said.

They later confiscated some 450 pairs of high heels from a room he rented but the owners have yet to be identified.

"The lockers at the club's changing room were a treasure chest," Sato was quoted as telling police.

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Eh, what's up doc?

"I’ve felt pleasure in stealing high heels." "The lockers at the club’s changing room were a treasure chest"

Hi Ho Silver...cough cough ...High heel silver.. footie-fetish=Arrow Error ; Batty Bat

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Who is supporting all these unemployed thieves?? This guy needs some serious counseling. He should work in a bowling ally, can smell all the foot odor he can handle.

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The thief now wears Prada.

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50 purloined pairs when his room was searched,

Ok, so he has a room, but

Sato, who is jobless and has no fixed residence,

So he has a room with no residence? o.O

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i guess heel spend some time in prison for this.

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So he has a room with no residence?

And he evidently rents the room that isn't a fixed residence. The world is complex.

i guess heel spend some time in prison for this.

I'm sure he'll do some sole searching.

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@the_odeman

It's a room he rented, but that's not the same thing as having a fixed residence. He could have been there for only a few days, not necessarily somewhere long-term that he had registered with the city or anything.

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Others were obsessed of panties, this guy is with high heels. Jeezzz!! LOL

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Actually he inspires me. While I'm sitting here doing terribly dull desk work he's out living his dream and enjoying life, or was until now at least.

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I'd like to invite him to clean out some of my wife's shoes.

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Imagine the wealth of knowlege he has obtained through all the shoes, he is unemployed, so I'm sure any high heel shoe shop would be lucky to have him... unless he steels the shop's shoes. Mmm, tricky.

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Love is in the air.... and air is in his head....

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Not sure if he tops the bicycle seat guy, but he comes close!

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At least he's not some nut that only steels one shoe and leaves the other one to rot! I also have a "treasure chest"... I salute you Sato! You have shown me what both persistence and creativity can help me to obtain! He could make so much money selling women's shoes... and with this story he has the perfect icebreaker! He could also offer a discount for "used shoes"!

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Ah, a touch of comedy in the news.

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Another nutter. Hey, how did he get caught, anyway?

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I bet he feels like a proper heel now. Just another nut nut in the land of nut nuts.

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He has no job but goes to hostess clubs? How does he get in without paying? Better question how does he get out with so many pairs of high heels?

So weird!

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So, when he moves to his next unpermanent address, he is toting many big bags of heels?

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I love stories like this. They make me feel less crazy.

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It's a room he rented, but that's not the same thing as having a fixed residence. He could have been there for only a few days, not necessarily somewhere long-term that he had registered with the city or anything.

Now this is the information I want to read when I read news. Why is it that I get more information from peoples comments here than from the article itself?

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Strange things happen everyday nothing seems to surprise me, but its good humor!! Made for television!

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450! This guy is quite dedicated to his hobby!

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"Shoe Sato" should be his nickname

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He has no job but goes to hostess clubs? How does he get in without paying? Better question how does he get out with so many pairs of high heels?

Though unemployed he might not necessarily be poor..he could be leeching off family, or as I have chosen to believe he was actually the head of a grand pyramid scheme involving the sale of used women's shoes, and the apartment in the article was just one such warehouse that was used for the intermediate storage of fresh goods. But the international goliath Amway then started moving from cosmetics and into clothes and other things and they didn't like the little empire that Sato had been building up under their nose, so they tipped off the police to remove the menace.

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"I’ve felt pleasure in stealing high heels"

he fell head over heels...

the Cyclops will probably find dna on the pumps too...

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i guess heel spend some time in prison for this.

One high heel for every prison guard

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Humm, I wonder which pair will look better in my worn out jeans?

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