Police arrested a man for possession of a deadly weapon in Osaka on Wednesday. According to police, the 22-year-old construction worker concealed a knife on his person with the intent of robbing a convenience store.
The man apparently entered the convenience store, changed his mind, and requested that the manager call police to report him. While the manager was placing the phone call, the thief laid the knife on the counter, wandered around the store, and helped himself to a can of coffee.
Police said that the man was recently married, was in debt, and planned on moving to a new apartment with his wife. He had consumed alcohol just prior to the incident, they said.
The suspect was quoted by police as saying: “I needed money quickly, and my first thought was to rob a convenience store. But I lost my nerve before I could go through with it.”© News reports