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Firefighter arrested for shoplifting in convenience store

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Police in Isehara, Kanagawa Prefecture, have arrested a 32-year-old firefighter on suspicion of shoplifting in a convenience store.

According to police, Takuto Moriya entered the store at around 7:30 a.m. Friday and pocketed four items, including onigiri and a canned coffee drink, worth about 800 yen, Sankei Shimbun reported. He left the store without paying but was seen by a store employee who called out to him.

Moriya ignored the man and drove away. But he returned to the store parking lot about 20 minutes later and was arrested by police.

Moriya was quoted by police as saying that it was a waste of change to pay for the items. He told police he was on his way to work when he shoplifted the items.

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National news for 800¥ !

As if no other crimes were existing, no bullying, no...

I know crime is low but please assess the seriousness of what is explained.

The guy even came back with remorse.

Just fine him. Done. No need of prosecution or whatsoever.

Police go for politicians who steal legally each day millions if not billions of yens (amakudari, night spending, etc.)

12 ( +20 / -8 )

Let him off this time with a warning. Putting out fires is a big deal.

5 ( +11 / -6 )

Moriya was quoted by police as saying that it was a waste of change to pay for the items.

I see.

So what is worth it for you to use your change? A pack of smokes? A set of slaps to the face? A hot dog? Some stickers?

Keep it classy Takuto. Trying to compete with the Toilet Gun Cops I guess?

8 ( +10 / -2 )

I can only guess he had a burning desire to steal some hot items.

Salary must be pretty low.

-3 ( +6 / -9 )

But he returned to the store parking lot about 20 minutes later and was arrested by police.

I'd like to know why he went back to the store.

13 ( +15 / -2 )

This guy is a national employee so he gets pretty good pay compared to other service employed personnel. So instead of paying for such a waste of change he is gonna pay a lot more now not to mention what happens to the loss of wages while suspended by the FD. hmmmm.

8 ( +8 / -0 )

This has to be one of the least newsworthy crimes that I have read about in a very long time. The guy even returned to the store and was apprehended with minutes of the crime.

It is incredible to me how many crimes in Japan are followed by a full confession from the suspect and no attempt to avoid punishment. I have often wondered what it is about Japanese culture and social psychology that accounts for this. In most countries criminals do everything they possibly can do to avoid punishment whether it be for shoplifting or murder.

3 ( +7 / -4 )

He'll learn the value of 'change' in prison when he has to work for it.

0 ( +3 / -3 )

Moriya was quoted by police as saying that it was a waste of change to pay for the items. He told police he was on his way to work when he shoplifted the items.

Embarrassing thing! Just a waste of time.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

It is incredible to me how many crimes in Japan are followed by a full confession from the suspect and no attempt to avoid punishment.

The police arrest you and detain you until you make a confession. That's the game plan.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

It's only Y800 but it speaks to this guys mental acuity. He is a 34 year old, who is supposed to be making very important even life and death decisions and he decides its too much for him to pay for things he purchased?

I hope that if he is on a rescue and there is somebody trapped on the second floor he didn't decide it was a "waste of time" to try and save them!

6 ( +6 / -0 )

What the he$ll is going on with these guys? few weeks ago they assaulted a teen girl and now shoplifting?

How can you trust them in your home in times of emergencies?

4 ( +5 / -1 )

What the he$ll is going on with these guys? few weeks ago they assaulted a teen girl and now shoplifting?

How can you trust them in your home in times of emergencies?

It's like they're training them how to do these things as part of their basic training! They're ALL evil rapists. These two crimes most definintely prove that every single member of the fire department can NOT be trusted.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

It was a waste of change to pay for the items - WTF does that mean ? He brings all these problems on himself for 800 yen, WHAT AN IDIOT !!!.

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