Chiba Prefecture, Japan – January 12, 2021
A construction crew part-way through building a house in Funabashi discovered that a toilet which they had installed had disappeared since their last shift. They soon discovered that another had vanished from a different house, and from there the reports kept coming in, with the eventual pilfered commode count reaching 18.
The police finally got their thief, tracing the thefts to 26-year-old office worker Ryusei Takada, who was arrested and taken into custody earlier this week. Takada was previously employed at a home construction company, and it’s likely that his knowledge of on-site work flow and common security measures enabled him to continue his crime spree.