Luckily there isn’t a great deal of crime in Japan. Well, in relation to most countries anyway. But some of the crimes that are committed are a little on the odd side. Underwear theft is a good example. But this is nothing compared to the latest crime wave in Saitama, just north of Tokyo.
Yes, some maniac. And I repeat, maniac, is going around burning palm trees. I mean, what kind of sick individual are we dealing with here? Up to now eleven trees have suffered at the hands of this deranged tree hater. Where will this end? Will we see rose bushes ablaze next, or heaven forbid even rhododendrons.
The culprit must be caught, and quick, because as a 68 year-old local rightly put it, “this is a matter involving people’s lives and it’s shocking”. Too right it is!