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Guard Arrested for Stealing All 64 One Piece Manga Books

posted on 2012-01-17 23:45 EST

Tatsuya Sawaguchi, a 26-year-old guard from the central Japanese city of Fujieda, was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly shoplifting all 64 volumes of the One Piece pirate manga. According to the authorities, Sawaguchi carried the manga, in a big bag hanging from his shoulder, from a bookstore in a shopping center in nearby Shimada City on December 23 at around 7:45 p.m. The entire series is worth about 26,000 yen (about US$340). Sawaguchi reportedly said under deposition that he intended to resell the books.

Source: Yomiuri

Update: On the morning of December 24, the bookstore staff noticed the empty section where the 64 manga volumes had been, and confirmed the image of a man stealing the books on the surveillance camera.


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