"Where else would you go when you have an ax to grind?"

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Another good reason to love living in Japan

Now imagine the same thing in real life, with one important wardrobe change....

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese police have arrested a 20-year-old man who attacked and robbed two people after they stared at his Winnie-the-Pooh costume, officials said on Tuesday.
Masayuki Ishikawa was hanging out on a Tokyo street corner after midnight last month while wearing the cuddly costume, accompanied by two friends dressed as a mouse and a panther, when he took offence at being stared at, police said.
"It's uncommon to see people dressed up like this, so the victims were watching them. Then the perpetrator came up and said 'What are you staring at?'" a police spokesman said.
Ishikawa and his friends beat up the two victims and stole $160 from them, the spokesman said, adding the group had apparently donned the unusual garb because they had run out of clean clothes.

Where else could this possibly happen? (Okay maybe Orlando or Anaheim, but this had no connection to Disney) I can just picture the guy in the Winnie-the-Pooh suit going all Travis Bickle. Imagine the humiliation in going to the police station to report that you just had you ass kicked and wallet taken by this guy:

(actual police sketch of the assailant)


Anonymous said...

It is starting to look more and more like we read the same news stories as they roll off the press. Great minds think alike.

Shinigami Kayo....

David Webb said...

They do say that clothes make the man. Make the man wacky.

As for the "My clothes were in the wash" excuse, that is just what the raccoon that was humping my leg on the bus the other day said too. He took forever to finish.