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Toyama man arrested for stealing earthquake collection box

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Police on Sunday arrested a man suspected of stealing an earthquake relief donation box in Takaoka, Toyama Prefecture, on Friday night. The suspect, identified as Tadashi Nagasaki, 46, allegedly stole the plastic collection box containing around 3,000 yen from the counter of a convenience store at around 11 p.m. He was identified by security cameras and later arrested in Kanazawa.

During questioning, Nagasaki was quoted by police as saying, "I didn't have any money and needed it for living expenses."

Police are questioning Nagasaki about a series of similar thefts that took place in convenience stores in neighboring cities such as Tonami.

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Words fail me at this time.

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There will always be people like him...shameless. Send him to Iwate and help in relief operation and maybe he can have a change of heart.

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Whooo dude, your in trouble now. Wait until the people on this board get done with you.

He's done it more than once, so the book?

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As I said before. This kind of crime should be punished HARD. Heard there was also a 16 y.o. girl who stole a box in kanagawa.

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“I didn’t have any money and needed it for living expenses.”

Aaannnd, the people that were devestated by the earthquake and stunami that this money was for, have what? What a selfish Piece of $$%@#$!

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This is bad, but every year here in Japan, you see young people asking for $$ for such and such disaster and these guys are WORKING, they are getting paid to ask for donations, and guess who is paying them? Yup, your local YAKUZA, the Japanese mafia knows how many good Japanese open up their wallets for good causes, so BE CAREFUL if you give, I guess those at 7 11 etc..are ok, the Red Cross etc..but I saw on a tv documentary this kind of SAGI, I think sagi in English scam, so I never give those guys not even 1 single yen!

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Give him a bucket and send him to the nuclear plants.

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bicultural: "Give him a bucket and send him to the nuclear plants."

Actually, I think that would be a very fitting 'punishment', save that it might put actual workers in danger as they tried to protect this lout.

It's a sad fact that the economy is not great, and in a nation where living-expenses are relatively high people are suffering and in need of cash. But that is NO excuse to steal from people who are REALLY suffering from this disaster. This is one case where a person who commits such a crime will absolutely not receive any kind of light sentence. This guy will face the wrath of a lot of angry people.

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If there's one thing Japanese don't do then it's stealing! Obviously exceptions prove the rule.

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Like foreignerguy, words fail me at this time.

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Give him a bucket and send him to the nuclear plants.

Right On!!

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Fitting punishment would be to send these kinds of thieves to do community service in the disaster areas. It might actually sink in their brains that some people are more in need than these kinds of folks assume they themselves are.

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Also pay attention to what elbudamexico says. Scams will be running rampant even during disasters. Only donate to charity organizations that have some strong background and foundations such as the red cross.

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Agree with the scam comments. Only donate to reputable charities please. Let's make sure our donations actually reach the people in need.

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ive been following this thing on facebook. seems like this guy isnt even in a danger zone in Japan but is try to get money from people He is in Hamamatsu city

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bastard..

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Bastard of the first order!

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The bigger travesty was that there was only 3000 yen in the box.

Although if it's going to be stolen, I suppose it's good that there wasn't so much money inside.

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Here in Australia after the big floods, looters were everywhere, many were caught, and as usual with our weak system they got a slap on the wrist. To me to steal during or after a crisis is the lowest form of human life, and they should automatically be jailed, and have the key thrown away.

I was surprised to hear that its happened in Japan.

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i truly want to donate money to help the survivors, but i am very skeptical, especially with street donations. i do not know how much of the money collected goes to the intended people. its so hard to see who is legit and who is using the disaster to profit from. instead, i will donate clothes and blankets.

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Just one incident like this is reported and everyone are condemning the whole people of Japan? And remember the police there are doing a good job otherwise they would never have caught him!!! Look again at pictures/videos/stories of people who are helping one another in relief centers, the volunteers and ... need I say more? I'm sure you understand what I mean. Would our countrymen be as calm and avoid mass looting as the people of Japan? Hmmm.

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dirisya; incidents oof looting, fraud and robbery since the disaster are not as high as one would expect in most countries, however this is not an unique incident.

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What a damn loser!

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as takeshi kitano said...

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Make him pay back double, and send him to the disaster areas to help.

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Agree with the give him a bucket and send him to Fukushima comments.

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Once a fool, always a fool.

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Yeah, it was bound to happen. Glad he actually got punished, as opposed to the mob of disaster looters in the US and (apparently) Australia as well.

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There's always one tool...

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I just wonder how long before the Yakuza scammers get involved and start stealing money from this cause. If they do, I hope that they get caught and made an example of for others not to do it.

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This fool is definitely a shoo-in for the Hall of Shame! Google "bigdaikon Japan Crisis Heroes & Foes"

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A 1 year prison sentence with hard labour for this piece of scum!

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Send him to the plant to hansei.

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Here in Australia after the big floods, looters were everywhere, many were caught, and as usual with our weak system they got a slap on the wrist. To me to steal during or after a crisis is the lowest form of human life, and they should automatically be jailed, and have the key thrown away.

I would be very very very surprised if this person, that they caught, has anything at all to do with this crime, if any...

10 or 15 years ago, I would have assumed that the J-Cops, got their man, but after seeing these people work, up close and personal, I know better than to trust them for anything more, than directions to the nearest train station...

Let's hope to God, that he's actually the right guy, and not just some guy, that happened to be walking by the wrong place, at the wrong time...

They don't mention anything about physical evidence, other than he fits the description, on the surveillance tape...

How about some finger prints...?

How about getting that warrant to search his house...?

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