Peculiar Things Seized By Japanese Police

Peculiar Things Seized by Japanese Police

Drugs? Guns? Jewellery and fake brands? Meh! So typical. In Japan, police officers have confiscated way more unusual things than that.

Whenever the Japanese police confiscate large amounts of goods or seize items in a big arrest, they tend to lay all the goods out so the press can take photos and video. In the West, you sometimes see similar photo ops for contraband smuggled across a border. There are times domestic crimes get the same treatment.

Over the years, the police in Japan have seen their share of drugs and guns. Every once in a while, they also seize some odd items. And the way the evidence is arranged can get just as strange.

The top image shows stolen goods that include huge pillows.

Peculiar Things Seized by Japanese Police

Here, you can see seized fake ones from a Chinese student studying in Japan.

Peculiar Things Seized by Japanese Police

Items confiscated from an S&M club operated out of a Tokyo apartment building. Note the mannequin.

Peculiar Things Seized by Japanese Police

Fake boy band autographs.

Peculiar Things Seized by Japanese Police

Hundreds of stolen hostess shoes -- a crime Kotaku previously covered. There are other incidents of stealing mass numbers of shoes that range from kid's shoes to workman's shoes.

Peculiar Things Seized by Japanese Police

Knock-off Kamen Rider masks.

Peculiar Things Seized by Japanese Police

OK, stealing underwear is super creepy. Ditto for the police's laying it out according to colour gradation.

Peculiar Things Seized by Japanese Police

Pachinko slot machine music uploaded for illegal downloads.

Peculiar Things Seized by Japanese Police

Unlicensed cosplay goods that were being sold online.

Peculiar Things Seized by Japanese Police

The underwear. The boobs. Why? Just... why?

Peculiar Things Seized by Japanese Police

Items seized from three junior high school students who allegedly uploaded manga online. The red tape reads, "Warning: Evidence."

Peculiar Things Seized by Japanese Police

Um. Stolen bicycle seats. Owned by ladies. *shudders*

Not all crimes are like this! But the ones that are certainly stand out.

Photos: Blogimg, Minkara, Ameblo, 47News, Yomiuri, Japan Times, Chugoku, ACCSJP, Jin, IamDOTEI, ShiraseLab, 2ch


Comments

    Stolen ladies bicycle seats...nope nope nope.

    I don't wanna be the racist that lumps an entire creed of people together under one banner based off of a relatively small number of individuals and their actions.

    But fuck the Japanese are weird.

      Having lived here for six months... yeah, they really are. Thankfully, 99% of that weird isn't perverted.

      "I don't wanna be the racist that lumps an entire creed of people together under one banner based off of a relatively small number of individuals and their actions..."

      Why is it that such sentences always precede something incredibly racist?

        I don't wanna be the racist that lumps an entire creed of people together under one banner based off of a relatively small number of individuals and their actions, but Australians are actually quite racist. We also seem to precede offensive things with "No offense but..." a lot too.

      I wonder if they think that about us sometimes lol.

    I'm guessing they just don't advertise the western weirdo's so openly

    Ah, even if their knock-offs, I still want those Kamen Rider masks...all of them..now.

    I'm no genius when it comes to this kind of crap, but why did they confiscate five PSP's and two DS's from the kids who uploaded manga? What do video games have to do with their crimes?

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