Police in Osaka have launched a manhunt for a knife wielding trouser thief. Now whilst stealing trousers may not seem like the worst crime in the world, it’s a little worrying when they are taken from someone who happened to be wearing them at the time.
Last Tuesday night, an unsuspecting 18-year-old cook was leaving a public toilet when he was confronted by the thief. At knife point the young man was forced to remove his trousers (which also contained a mobile phone and 10,000 yen [50 pounds] in cash), and give them to the armed criminal. After being handed the trousers, the plunderer, who was described as about 30, fled the scene clutching his ill-gotten leg wear.
Unfortunately this left the victim trouserless in a city centre public toilet. Not an ideal situation to say the least. After hiding out in the restroom for a while, the cook eventually mustered up the courage to venture out and rushed to a nearby store where he somehow managed to borrow a pair of trousers. Unfortunately the report didn’t give any details about how he explained his predicament, but one can only imagine how embarrassing the whole situation must have been.