In Kawazoe, Saga Prefecture, a 48-year-old homeowner received a shock when he found a rice cooker plugged into an exterior outlet on his house. He immediately called the police and reported the meal which was being prepared in his yard without his consent. Knowing that time was of the essence, police rushed to scene.
As luck would have it, just as the police arrived, the man’s 63-year-old neighbor arrived back at the scene to check on his cooking rice. The police then arrested the man for theft, with only a few more minutes until the rice was finished.
Police later learned that the suspect’s electricity had been shut after he failed to pay his utility bills, and he had begun using other homes’ power outlets to do his cooking.
When news of this incident hit the Internet, many expressed sympathy for the suspect, saying that they too had used external electrical outlets for reasons such as charging mobile phones. Others were less lenient, saying the suspect’s reckless behavior endangered the neighbor’s life by placing a potential fire hazard outside the house.
However, one commenter summed it up best saying, “I really feel like some rice now.”
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