3 June 2008

Check your Closets!

As it goes, my last post was about discovering a group of people completely isolated from the rest of the world. Never having been exposed to television, cars, electricity, or even modern forms of clothing, it was a suprising, and actually quite shocking discovery. Read the last post if you haven't already.

But now comes something a little more ridiculous. Again, about discovering people you never knew existed, but this time it's a little closer to home:

Japanese man finds woman living in his closet

TOKYO (AFP) - A Japanese man puzzled by food mysteriously disappearing from his refrigerator got a shock when he found out a woman had been living in his home for months without permission, police said Friday.

The 57-year-old man living alone -- or so he thought -- in the western city of Fukuoka installed a security camera and called the police when he saw images of someone walking around his home while he was out.

"We searched the house in the man's presence. We found the woman in the closet," said a local police spokesman.

The woman, named as 58-year-old Tatsuko Horikawa, was found in a flat storage space only just big enough for a person to squeeze into lying down.

She had sneaked a mattress and several plastic bottles into the cubby hole, police said, adding that the women had been arrested.

"She told police that she had nowhere to live," the spokesman said. "She seems to have lived there for about a year, but not all the time."

It is unclear how she managed to enter the home undetected. Police suspect she might have been closet-hopping, moving from house to house.

Seriously? 9 whole months... I guess wierd things happen in that city; the sort of things that make you say "What the Fukuoka is going on?!" (sorry, lame, I know...).

On the positive side, someone should give this woman her own magic TV show; i'm sure she can put Copperfield, David Blaine and all those other wanna be disappearing act magicians to shame.

14 comments:

Shionge said...

I found it unbelievable too when I read this :)

Amjad said...

that's why I have my closet open 24/7.. :P

lololololol!

Hasan said...

You know, I read this article a while back and told some of my Japanese friends about it. No one had know about it because it wasn't mentioned in the local media. Funny, huh?

Three-Legs Alice said...

Lol that joke just had to be made...

I knew the Japanese were accustomed to living in small quarters (relatively), but this is something else!

Grey said...

Ah ! my fantasy ...just that the womans age has to be 18 or 28 atleast ..

Poor Guy !

Coolred38 said...

How did she manage to get a mattress into a small space she could barely squeeze into...

At least in Bahrain closet hopping is impossible...maybe wardrobe squeezing?

Redbelt said...

Wow, didn't see that coming.

...

How did she pee?

Dr. Shale bin Agnon, Ph.D. said...

Who here did not spend their teens wishing a Japanese girl would turn out to be living in their closet?

KJ said...

so instead of finding her a home they arrest her!

Boiling Ice said...

it took him 9 months to find out food disappearing??? he must be sharp.

ammaro said...

shionge; why is it unbelievable? i have people sleeping in my closet all the time...

amjad: er... you keep your closet open because you're trying to avoid women sleeping there?

hasan: no, its not really that funny... the actual story was funny.

three; thank you, at least someone acknowledges that my jokes aren't totally lame (or maybe you just have a really lame sense of humor, like me)

grey: i hope your wife isn't reading this!

coolred; the japanese have tiny figures in general.

redbelt; oh crap... i think the guy might might be in for a bit of a suprise when it's time to clean his closet then...

shale; dude, that's like a really twisted mentality. i was actually thinking of a brazilian chick...

kj; technically jail is a home!

boiling; about as sharp as a pink marshmellow

Oreo Madness said...

9 whole months and he never checked his closet?
ka2anno shway '3aba2 :/

What the fukuoka is going on joke was funny :p lol

rosh said...

Jeez! Disturbing, and kinda spooky!

manutdfanatic said...

The joke was funny. No, your sense of humour is not lame. =P