Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Wierd Stories, Wierder Videos...

Woman arrested for releasing cockroaches in Kobe supermarket

The Japan Times  Kyodo  Jul 5, 2016 

A 56-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly releasing cockroaches in a supermarket in Kobe.
Toshiko Nagase, an office clerk at an elementary school, is suspected of placing a bag containing more than 10 cockroaches near a fresh fish display in the store at around 11:20 p.m. June 26. She stands accused of trying to sabotage sanitary conditions in the supermarket and thus obstructing its business operations.

Nagase denied the charge, claiming her actions were aimed at helping the cockroaches live.
“I had no intention of interfering with (the store’s) business,” she told the Hyogo Prefectural Police.
Video footage from a surveillance camera inside the supermarket showed a woman placing the bag in the fish section. On July 4, an employee spotted Nagase and, believing she looked similar to the woman in the footage, notified the police.

Nagase told the police she caught the cockroaches when they were swarming around her cat’s food.

Tokyo man gets 4½ years in prison for cutting off lawyer’s penis

The Japan Times  Kyodo  Jul 5, 2016 

The Tokyo District Court on Tuesday sentenced a former law school student to 4½ years in prison for cutting off the penis of a lawyer whom the defendant suspected had forced his wife to have sexual relations.

Ikki Kotsugai, 25, charged with causing injury and violation of the Firearm and Sword Control Law, “inflicted irreparable harm” on the 43-year-old lawyer, Judge Kazunori Karei said.

According to the ruling, Kotsugai punched the lawyer several times and cut off his penis with a pair of scissors he had brought with him to the lawyer’s office in Minato Ward, Tokyo, last Aug. 13.

“The victim continues to suffer physical and psychological pain day after day,” the judge said.
During the trial, Kotsugai said he was told by his wife that she had had sexual relations with the lawyer, whom she was working for.

“I could not control my anger as I thought she was forced to have sex with him,” Kotsugai said.
But the court found that there was no reason to believe that the lawyer forced her to have sex with him.
Prosecutors had demanded a six-year sentence for Kotsugai.

Apparently, Kotsugi flushed the lawyer’s, ah, genitals down the toilet.  And the other stories I read said the cutting was done with “garden shears” rather than scissors.  

The videos are quite bizarre.  Imagine animating an entire crime sequence.  Could this be about language issues?  The second video is accompanied by what sounds to me like a Chinese voice-over. 

Anyway.  Weird!

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