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Winnie the Pooh busted for mugging men

August 12, 2008

Mugger arrested despite cunning Winnie the Pooh disguise

Tokyo police arrested a 20-year-old man on Monday for mugging two men last month with three teenage boys while they were dressed as Winnie the Pooh and other characters.

“It seemed like the thing to do at the time,” Kita-ku resident Masayuki Ishikawa told police. He was arrested for robbery and injury.

According to police, Ishikawa picked a fight with two people including a 27-year-old man on a street near his house and dragged them to a nearby park, where he robbed them of about 18,000 yen in cash. The 27-year-old man suffered a cut lip, which is expected to take about two weeks to heal.

Ishikawa and his accomplices obtained the outfits from the home of a 16-year-old high school boy. Police say they plan to report Ishikawa’s three accomplices to local prosecutors in the near future.