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Fukuoka Man Claimed to be Lupin III in Prank Calls to Police

posted on by Eric Stimson
Has phoned hundreds of times

A 52-year-old man in Ōnojō, a suburb of Fukuoka, has been making prank telephone calls to the Hakata Police Station claiming to be Lupin III, the famous heroic thief. He also said things like "The police are fools," "Watch your backs" and "Get someone else on the line." The prank calls started last year and have been excessive, and occurred day and night (the culprit is only employed part-time). According to the police, they received 246 calls between February 1 and 12 alone.

The prank caller lacked Lupin's knack for evading the law, however. He was arrested on February 19 for obstructing justice through deception. "There are lots of things I want to say to the cops, but I think I bad-mouthed them too much," he admitted.

[Via Asahi Shimbun Digital; Image from bokete]

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