As for the mysterious visitor to Shibetsu, little is known about why he chose to flee the rather remote island with only a slightly larger population than the town he arrived in. The man also had told police that he wants asylum in a "third country" that isn't Japan or Russia. Hokkaido Prefectural Police and the Sapporo Regional Immigration Bureau are currently investigating his claim and trying to confirm his identity.
An odd chap with a dubious story.
A man claiming to be from Russia was found wandering the streets of Shibetsu, small town on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. He told the police he swam 20km from Kunashir island and is seeking asylum.
Kunashir island is under Russian control, though both Japan and Russia claim it as their own. At this time of year, the water temperature in the area is 15 C (59 F). Is it possible for him to swim in such cold water without blacking out? The man was fully clothed and wearing a hat when he was found in Shibetsu. Did he bring them in a plastic bag? I have so many questions!
From Japan Today:
Why is the voice on that article computer generated?GALVESTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Add this early Halloween prank to the list of the most bizarre things seen ahead of or during a storm in Texas.
On Monday, ahead of Hurricane Nicholas' landfall in Texas, ABC13 reporter Mycah Hatfield captured a man walking down Galveston beach dressed as someone's worst nightmare, Michael Myers.
But who is the mystery man behind the costume?
His name is Mark Metzger, a Galveston-area lawyer who is no stranger to doing these things. His prank caused a stir on the beach, but it did not last for long.
On Monday, Galveston police said officers received a call of a masked man with a knife with blood on it. When police arrived at the scene, they detained Metzger and learned the knife and blood were fake. Police said Metzger was cited for disorderly conduct and released.
Adam Garrison, an island resident, told ABC13 he thought the man's stunt was stupid and that he was probably doing it for attention in the midst of a storm threatening Texas' coast. Garrison added that the whole thing was foolish, but he got a good chuckle and called it "another day on the island."
While it's something he has done before, Metzger added that it was the first time one of his stunts was met with "lethal force," but that he did cooperate with officers' commands. He even compared his arrest to something out of an episode of Scooby-Doo.
"It felt like a scene out of Scooby-Doo after they handcuffed me and pulled the mask off, like, 'I would have gotten away with it if wasn't for those meddling Karens, you know?" he said.
That's how I envision my future.In the late 1970s there was a bit of a revival in Rock & Roll music (remember Matchbox in the charts with 'Rockabilly Rebel' anyone?) My friends and I used to go up to the Royalty in Southgate for R&R nights every Thursday- it was an old music hall or theatre I think and used to get packed with original 'Teddy boys' (then probably in their late 40s)with the drapes, partners in full 1950s dresses , older Rockers in leather and younger pseudo Teds and bikers like us.
They had great live acts and a dance floor which was always full and in amongst all these there used to be one older man in his mid 60s I would guess, dressed in ordinary beige zip up jacket and trousers, just like he had been shopping in Tesco's, and he would spend most of the evening dancing amongst them all. He was on his own and with his own routine which didn't seem to relate to the music at all but would consist of playing imaginary instruments such as a saxophone, trombone and so on. He used to be there every week and no one made fun of him.
FULL STORY: https://soranews24.com/2021/09/29/a...icited-advice-at-kids-about-dating-and-ramen/Aomori police on the lookout for man shouting unsolicited advice at kids about dating and ramen
We all have our opinions on instant ramen such as how well it stacks up to restaurant ramen or how putting some pudding inside makes for a really nice bisque. But these views have their time and place, and shouting them at kids on the street is not one of them.
That’s why police have been alerted to an incident that occurred in Hirosaki City in the northern prefecture of Aomori. At about 5 p.m. on 27 September, an unknown man shouted out to a child or children the following piece of advice:
“If you get into a relationship with someone, get into a relationship with someone who doesn’t eat cup ramen.”
The kid or kids involved did the right thing and reported the strange encounter to the police, describing the man as in his 40s, overweight, and balding. He was riding a bicycle and wearing a white shirt with navy slacks. The only details missing are a name, address, and reason why he feels enjoyment of cup ramen is an especially bad trait of a potential romantic partner.
Those who saw the bulletin online seemed to look at the suspect’s description and think he was referring to the toll a lifetime of instant ramen had taken on himself. ...
The dumbass is just lucky he didn't attack a Seal, instead of someone from their transportation outfit. He probably would have ended up with his katana up his ass.Did we miss this guy at the start of October?
Californian Army base late one night, soldier out for a smoke is confronted by a NINJA! He had the sword and everything, and proceeded to cut the soldier's leg and destroy his phone. The soldier did what he was trained to do: he ran away. He and other soldiers hid in a hut and waited for the cops to arrive. The cops fire rubber bullets, but they have no effect (did he dodge them?). A taser did the trick. He's been arrested.