Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Doin' Hard Time in the 100 Acre Woods

Somehow, I don't think this guy will be working at Tokyo Disney any time soon.

Winnie-the-Pooh held for robbery?
"Japanese police have arrested a 20-year-old man who attacked and robbed two people after they stared at his Winnie-the-Pooh costume, officials said on Tuesday.

Masayuki Ishikawa was hanging out on a Tokyo street corner after midnight last month while wearing the cuddly costume, accompanied by two friends dressed as a mouse and a panther, when he took offence (sic) at being stared at, police said.

'It's uncommon to see people dressed up like this, so the victims were watching them. Then the perpetrator came up and said 'What are you staring at?'' a police spokesman said.

Ishikawa and his friends beat up the two victims and stole $160..."
Aside from the brilliant mental image of a Pooh bear going all Travis Bickle on some unsuspecting couple, the best part to me is that "the group had apparently donned the unusual garb because they had run out of clean clothes".

I'm not sure what's funnier, that they thought this was a perfectly good alternative to doing laundry or that they actually had mouse, panther and Winnie-The-Pooh costumes lying around.

(via Yahoo! News)

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