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Retailer Delivers Harsh Ultimatum to Alleged Rare Toy Thief

8 Aug

Tokyo Desu

In the United States, the standard protocol when an employee catches a shoplifter in the act is to just let the crook go. It is, after all, better for the company to eat the loss for the item than to get involved in messy legal battles when the plucky high school-age cashier pursues the criminal and inevitably gets his ass kicked.

One Japanese retro toy retailer, though – faced with the loss of an exceedingly rare Tetsujin wind-up toy that was recently stolen – decided to strike back at the alleged thief with a sinister ultimatum.

Since the store – one of a chain called Mandarake – had captured the perfect money shot of the thief’s face on their security cameras, they took to their official site to post an edited capture from the security footage and a terse message:


“Return the toy within a week, or we will publicly release…

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