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Hand-saw robbery girl robs her own restaurant

10:00 AM on 10.30.2009 // Tim Sheehy

This actually baffled me. I mean, I'm not sure how anyone could ever think this would be a good idea, but apparently someone in Japan did. That someone was a 28 year-old woman who spent the last two years working a part-time job at a fast food joint.

Around 1 a.m. the other night, Keiko Ito showed up at her workplace wielding a hand-saw roughly 23 centimeters in length and sporting a snazzy motorcycle helmet and face mask. I should probably point out that those would have worked a lot better if she had robbed someone she didn't know, but whatever.

After "locking" the only employee on duty in the freezer, she tried to make off with nearly 220,000 yen. At least she went after a reasonable chunk of change. Unfortunately for her, the employee managed to escape the freezer and subdue her before she could get away.

Sure, her parents are buried in debt--or so she claimed--but, you'd think she'd pick a better place to rob. A fast food restaurant where people might instantly recognize you? Seriously?


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