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Wakayama man stealing uniform from school caught by mysterious man in restroom in middle of night

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By SoraNews24

At about 9:30 p.m. on June 15, 55-year-old office worker Tamio Ueda entered a public high school in Wakayama City. He then stole a sailor-style school uniform that was stored in one of the rooms and put it on. Ueda must have been having a whale of a time with his ill-gotten uniform because he was reportedly frolicking in there for hours, well into the early morning of the 16th.

Then things got even stranger.

At approximately 2:40 a.m. Udea, still wearing the uniform, entered a restroom inside the school. While in there he bumped into another man in his 30s. The man restrained Ueda and called the police to come and arrest him.

In custody, Ueda admitted to burglarizing the school for its uniform, but the rest of the world is left wondering: Who was that guy in a school bathroom at 2:40 in the morning?

There are a number of rational explanations such as the man being a security guard, maintenance worker, or teacher working late. However, the report simply described him as a “man in his 30s who lives in Wakayama City.” Clearly, they didn’t omit his job for brevity because they took the time and word-count to bother telling us the pointless fact of where this guy lives.

Readers of the news agree that this omission of information is making the supposed “hero” of this case look more suspicious that the actual burglary suspect.

“Just a guy hanging out in the school restroom at night…”

“Who is this guy?!”

“He’s in the school restroom at 2 a.m.”

“In the bathroom in the middle of the night. What is the situation here?”

“If this happened in the girls’ room then there is some dark stuff going on.”

“This is scary.”

“These kinds of thefts are happening a lot in schools so they probably have patrols. I hope that’s what this is.”

“That restroom is a happening place.”

“It must have been a guard, but why did the report just call him ‘a man?'”

“This is like Jason vs. Freddy.”

“If he wasn’t a guard then he was trespassing, right?”

There is no mention of the other man facing trespassing or any other charges, and since he seemed confident enough to call in the police himself, he clearly felt his presence in the school restroom at that time was lawful.

Sources: WTV News, Hachima Kiko

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Ha! I hope the guy he bumped into was a patrolman, it would've been funny if they were both thieves after the same thing.

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You can’t make this up. These are the stories I share as much as possible on social media.

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crossdressers for sure, having a midnight frolic

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Some people just like their privacy when doing their business. This guy (the guy in the toilet) just likes it at a whole different level.

S

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Installing cameras.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

Perhaps it was “Toire no Hana-kun”? -

Won’t this ‘witness’ be required to testify against the burglar at his ‘trial’?

2 ( +3 / -1 )

He will be given another uniform to wear now.

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Another “open & shut” case of speedy Japanese justice! - Thanks to good(?) ‘Samaritans.

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This made my day! hahaha

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Hey……..I’m Batman

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TOKYO

At about 9:30 p.m. on June 15, 55-year-old office worker Tamio Ueda entered a public high school in Wakayama City. He then stole a sailor-style school uniform that was stored in one of the rooms and put it on. Ueda must have been having a whale of a time with his ill-gotten uniform because he was reportedly frolicking in there for hours, well into the early morning of the 16th.

Then things got even stranger.

At approximately 2:40 a.m. Udea, still wearing the uniform, entered a restroom inside the school. While in there he bumped into another man in his 30s. The man restrained Ueda and called the police to come and arrest him.

9:30…..2:40……they know all this “info” yet they can’t determine why this mystery man or this flocker were coincidently being questionable in the middle of the night of a high school bathroom?

Don’t these people have to go to work in the morning? Guess not.

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At approximately 2:40 a.m. Udea, still wearing the uniform, entered a restroom inside the school. While in there he bumped into another man in his 30s. The man restrained Ueda and called the police to come and arrest him.

Clearly he forgot the "one perv" rule!

Let's all be lucky thet didn't join forces, use the potara earrings or did the fusion dance to become a super ultra mecha powered up instinct major perv!

4 ( +5 / -1 )

An excellent idea for an SNL comedy skit!

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Mystery man: My toilet My time. Imma go call the police and report this scumbag.

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What is the point of this piece? Two perverts in a school toilet past midnight? It seems nobody was harmed so I don’t really care. I’m just choking on my own rage right now that I’m actually commenting on this moronic story.

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You just can't make this stuff up.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

I’m just choking on my own rage right now

Maybe Twitter is the venue for you?

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What was the other man wearing? Another Sailor Moon uniform?

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The perpetrator never had ‘a ghost of a chance’ of escaping justice.

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maybe the second man objected to a 'trans' being in the men's restroom? or perhaps he thought pointing the finger would be the best way to take the attention away from the fact that he was also a transgressor (that's transgressor, not trans-dresser)..... after all, governments and all manner of people and organizations use the tactic.....

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"There is no mention of the other man facing trespassing or any other charges, and since he seemed confident enough to call in the police himself, he clearly felt his presence in the school restroom at that time was lawful."

Bingo. As such, there is nothing suspicious about him. I think people in Japan have become so accustomed to the odd tradition of naming people's ages and occupations in news stories, that if they don't see one or the other, they're thrown off-balance by their absence.

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Learning is a life-long process, it is said. Now we have here two persons abiding and willing to enter an education facility even at night and you still complain. lol

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There are a lot of rational explanations......

> No......there are not.......it was 2:30am, there is no rational explanation as to why a 30yr old man was hanging around the girls toilets of a high school LLF

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

A pervert turf war. Rare.

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Maybe he was the school's toilet ghost - in this case a teacher.... wooooo :)

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Men have some amazing hobbies here!

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Ha ha ha why did the man report the cross dresser unless he was security. If he wasn't, why report him, more questions than answers

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Someone nearby who heard noises in the school and went to investigate? Had there been previous occurrences of uniform theft, even?

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Yeah.. it's a nonsense story. Another case of 'far too little info. Just enough for people to think how weird Japanese people are'. There are wackos everywhere. I would guess they are both perverts but one had immunity for grassing. If it is at all true!

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He was the only student registered at the school for night school!

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It could just be two WEIRDOS hanging out in the school after hours one in the girls bathroom and the other running around in a girls uniform and when they both met in the bathroom they fought over who was the bigest Weirdo.

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DOEL HARRY

It could just be two WEIRDOS hanging out in the school after hours one in the girls bathroom and the other running around in a girls uniform and when they both met in the bathroom they fought over who was the bigest Weirdo.

A hentai otaku turf war? That was my first thought too. If the other guy was a night guard, why does the article writer not say that?

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Well, I got downgraded for suggesting a possible innocent explanation above. Sorry.

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