A person from Shizuoka prefecture has been handed down a two-year jail time period with a four-year suspended sentence for stealing over 80,000 yen (US$590) of faculty tools from colleges within the native space over a interval of a few weeks throughout the summer time of 2021. The person was a “devoted fan of Love Dwell! Sunshine!!” in response to the prosecution and was seeking to recreate his youth in an anime aesthetic.
Throughout the nights of summer time 2021, the Shizuoka man broke into a number of colleges, utilizing his bike to journey from his residence to the college to steal desks, uniforms, an extension wire, an LCD monitor and an amp. After just a few makes an attempt over the identical nights, neighbors reported a suspicious man within the space, although nothing got here of it.
At one level when the person was using again from the college, he was stopped by a police officer on patrol who requested him what he was doing and the place he was going. The was holding a desk in a single hand and the amp on the again of his bike. He replied to the police officer that he was on the way in which residence from busking at Shizuoka Station and was despatched on his method.
A picture of the college gear stolen by the person (through FNN)
By the tip of the escapades, the person had 15 desks – 15 in need of a full classroom. The prosecution requested why the person needed to steal them as a substitute of shopping for them new. The defendant responded, “to boost the imagery of faculty life and membership actions, I selected to steal the precise tools used within the faculty.”
The choose mentioned that the crime was “chilly and calculated” however famous that gadgets had been returned and social pressures have been utilized to the defendant. The Shizuoka man additionally admitted to the costs and apologized to the scholars for making them uncomfortable.
Supply: TV Shizuoka via FNN
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll Information. He additionally runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff known as TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts pictures of his travels on Instagram.