In regards to gadgets and games, the Japanese certainly can’t be accused of lacking ingenuity. But on the other hand, when it comes to committing crime, they aren’t quite so commanding. Far from it in fact.
Only last week a man was arrested for attempting to rob a shop in a full monkey outfit. And then as if to kindly prove the point, a similarly crap criminal was arrested over the weekend for attempting to rob his local convenience store.
The unnamed 48-year-old man entered the store in the early hours of Sunday morning, and covering his face with a towel and brandishing a knife, he demanded money from the cash register. All good up to now you may think, but the store’s manager resisted and tried to fend the would-be robber off. In the ensuing struggle, the bungling thief’s towel slipped and he was immediately recognized. As not only did he live nearby, but he had shopped in the store several times and the manager even knew where he worked.
With the crook’s cover blown, the manager went on the offensive and scolded the scoundrel for his anti-social behaviour, saying, “I know your face. Stop doing this!”
Eventually he did when the police arrived and promptly arrested him on suspicion of attempted robbery. And later during questioning, the captured and incompetent criminal said, “I wanted money. I went for a store near my home,”
A great plan for saving on a bit of bus fare it has to be said, but in the grand scheme of things, probably not the best of ideas.