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Woman arrested for allegedly kidnapping baby girl from Chiba station building

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Chiba prefectural police on Wednesday arrested a 28-year-old woman for allegedly kidnapping a 1-year-old girl from the Station Building located at Keisei Usui station in Sakura, Chiba Prefecture. Rumi Ohashi, a resident of Utsunomiya, allegedly grabbed the girl who was standing a few meters behind her mother, just after 10 a.m. and ran away with her.

Police said the girl's mother had been shopping with the child. When the mother saw Ohashi pick up her daughter, she gave chase and caught her about 200 meters away. Ohashi fled but was apprehended by police an hour later about a kilometer away from the south exit of Usui station.

Ohashi was quoted by police as saying that she “wanted a child.”

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She “wanted a child”

So just go down the local supermarket and literally "pick one up." Get me a six pack while your there (I don't think so).

Actually, I would like a bit more information before I go in boots and all. Where was the child "picked up" from. A stroller? Or was Mom preoccupied looking through the JR travel brochures, letting her 1 year old daughter walk around aimlessly. Would like to know this little tidbit before laying in the boot.

Finally, while Mom was chasing this woman, did anybody seem fit to get involved or did everybody just decide to mind their own business.

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jeez what a dumb broad...just hang out at the baby hatch, shouldn't be more than a day or two til an unwanted kid gets dropped off

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28, means the dread 30 is approaching. must get baby... any baby

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Some of those twenty something year olds can be quite lunatic. They seem to be in the limbo not accepting that they are no longer kids and not wanting to come into the world of responsible adults.

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stirfry:

" jeez what a dumb broad...just hang out at the baby hatch, shouldn't be more than a day or two til an unwanted kid gets dropped off "

Or just hang out at a Roppongi bar and make your own, to state the obvious.

"I wanted a child"... jeeses! What a dumb excuse.

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Men in Roppongi are not totally undiscriminating. Maybe she just isn't good looking enough for your average Roppongi Barfly........ Hanging out at the baby hatch seems a much more likely option.

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What a bizarre act. What did this person THINK was going to happen? That she could just get herself a Kawaii Newborn (TM) and take it home?

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She should of made serious preparations first. Remember a baby is not just for Xmas! Clothes and toys, cot and strollers, food and nappies, all need to considered before picking up a child. She also needs a substantial budget, and as I assume she is single, daycare must be planned. School zoning is also important.

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timorborder:

" Finally, while Mom was chasing this woman, did anybody seem fit to get involved or did everybody just decide to mind their own business. "

I am not sure if it is so easy to "get involved". If you see a woman running with a small child, do you automatically think something is wrong? I don´t think so, either. And if you do start messing with a woman and a screaming 1-year old, doesn´t it look to everyone else as if you are doing something wrong?

Baby theft is not something that is usually on people´s radar.

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Good on the mum! I hope she gave the woman a good 1-2. Unfortunately this type of thing is too prevalent in all societies.

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So, a one year old kid was standing on a train platform 'a few meters away' from her mother? SOP!

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Timorborder(and I'm sure there'll be others) - not mother's fault

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uhh, i don't think this woman is playing with a full deck. or had a recent breakdown. guess that's the obvious explanation.

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Just watch your kids closely people. These nuts are not Japan specific.

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The very fact that the mother saw her and gave chase means that she had her eye on the child. I think this is one case where the mother cannot be blamed. Anyone who has ever had a 1 year old who is starting to walk will know it is virtually impossible to keep them tethered to you every second.

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The titles ambiguous. Shouldnt it read "...station building in Chiba"?

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@Disillusioned

So, a one year old kid was standing on a train platform 'a few meters away' from her mother? SOP!

My thoughts exactly

@kirakira25

Anyone who has ever had a 1 year old who is starting to walk will know it is virtually impossible to keep them tethered to you every second.

As I amiably suggested on the other thread, it only takes a second for something to happen. Become better with your tethering techniques.

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So, a one year old kid was standing on a train platform 'a few meters away' from her mother? SOP! My thoughts exactly

The Station Building is a shop, not a train platform.

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