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Those Japanese Policemen Are Pretty Darn Smart

May 12th, 2008

In Nagoya today, a man was arrested after dousing himself with kerosene. The police kept asking him to change out of his clothes, but he refused. The police didn’t seem capable of getting rid of the kerosene by either removing his clothing by coercion or force, or by shoving him into a shower and washing the stuff off of him.

Instead, they gave him cigarettes and a lighter.

Oh, I’m sorry, I misreported that. According to the news source, the man, who was being held in police custody, somehow “gained access to a lighter.”

Surprisingly, the man caught on fire.

Who could have seen that coming?

  1. Kenzo
    May 12th, 2008 at 17:23 | #1

    I think the police made a serious careless mistake.

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