Two Japanese young men have been taken into custody by the Aichi Prefectural police after it was discovered that they placed a plastic bag full of dog excrement inside a police observation box, and then proceeded to light fireworks inside, showering the small room with the bag’s stinky contents. The teenagers, aged 16 and 17, were arrested on June 11 on charges of obstructing police business and unauthorized entry.
According to information from the police, which was made available to the public, the pair executed the prank on May 6, just after 8 p.m. in the town of Kanagi. As seen in the surveillance camera data, the young men placed a small plastic bag containing dog feces on a table inside the koban (literally, “small police box”), and then inserted four pieces of fireworks into the bag. The teens then lit up the fireworks – probably the logical thing to do at that point – which exploded in bag and sent the excrement flying all over the small enclosure. As a result, seven police officers were forced to clean up the crap – quite literally – and put other duties on hold.
This is a typical prank that throughout modern history high school students – not just in Japan, but all over the world – have probably done. That is reflected in the two pranksters’ answer when questioned why they would do such a thing – they replied, “It looked like it could be quite a bit of fun.” To that, there is no question, except that it hampered the police from doing their official duties. Also, they got caught, which in our boat is a pretty “noob” thing to do. The police in Japan might not be geniuses, but they do have technology on their side. We’ll all leave you to digest and extract the moral of the story from this one.
[via Rocket News]