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A Man Arrested For Stealing 10 kg of One Piece Comics

by dtshyk
Jan 24, 2012 5:36 AM | 76 Comments
According to Yomiuri Online, a 26 year old man was arrested for stealing a complete set of One Piece manga from a book store. On December 23rd, the man visited the book store with a one meter long traveling bag and put 64 comic books into the bag in a blind spot from the cashiers. Next morning, a clerk found one of the shelves empty. The man deposed to the police that he sold the comics for 23,000 yen, which was almost equal to the original price. If you pile up the 64 comics, it will be one meter high and weigh ten kilograms.

One of the secondhand bookstore keepers said One Piece is so popular that the secondhand comics are sold out quickly. A complete set of the series in good condition are sold at a premium.

Source: Yomiuri

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He's going to be a hero for quite some time.

Feb 8, 2012 12:15 PM by Kayaba-

Sounds like something I would do.... Luffy!

Feb 2, 2012 9:34 PM by himitsushoujo

Dark_Glass said:
He should have tried to steal a good series.

You're right, he should have stolen a good series instead of a great one.

Feb 2, 2012 3:35 PM by MasterKingJC

He should have tried to steal a good series.

Feb 2, 2012 3:04 PM by viaissodumb

cyphon619 said:
I wonder how people would react if he was stealing Bleach or Naruto manga instead O_o?

Making room for more One Piece volumes.

Feb 2, 2012 1:42 PM by MasterKingJC

that is one Hardcore One piece fan

Feb 1, 2012 6:25 AM by KageMuppet

eucalyptustree16 said:
pirates for pirates =D

Hells yeah.

Jan 29, 2012 2:18 AM by 09890

He must've been pretty desperate to read them. xD

Jan 28, 2012 2:30 PM by Sebulon

nakayasumi said:
How pathetic.


Jan 28, 2012 2:27 PM by GodlyKyon

How did he get away with that?
What were the store workers doing?
It must have taken him some time to store 64 books?
How was he not viewed as susspicious walking around with a luggae case (you can tell when they're empty)?

Funny stuff. :P

Jan 27, 2012 1:11 PM by Gleam_Queen

How pathetic.

Jan 27, 2012 8:20 AM by tkmeta

Would it really only be 1 meter high?

Jan 27, 2012 8:13 AM by lzumi-chan

1 Meter!!?? The clerks should learn to not doze off

Jan 26, 2012 5:51 PM by GodlyKyon

Haha, why didn't I ever think of that? And here I thought subtlety was the best policy. I don't know if this guy's stupid or awesome. xD

Jan 26, 2012 3:01 PM by Forest-kun

cyphon619 said:
I wonder how people would react if he was stealing Bleach or Naruto manga instead O_o?

"Should have stolen one peice manga instead."

This is a tad rhetorical, honestly.

Jan 26, 2012 12:44 AM by Lauriet

...This is really funny to me.

Jan 25, 2012 4:56 PM by kiltroutgore

I wonder how people would react if he was stealing Bleach or Naruto manga instead O_o?

Jan 25, 2012 4:12 PM by cyphon619

The man wanted his One Piece. In the most extreme manner possible.

And maybe the shop people were just too stunned at his plan. Couldn't believe he was seriously doing it so they didn't notice.

Jan 25, 2012 12:17 PM by Severus_Grey


One Piece is the best xD

Jan 25, 2012 8:09 AM by ByTheWayImGabs

Rotfl! I'm surprised he was able to walk out with that!!
But then again...I remember hearing on the news a while ago that a man stole a chainsaw from a store by hiding it in his pants...obviously store workers these days just don't notice things that should be extremely obvious XD

Jan 25, 2012 7:50 AM by SerB3128

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