A tragic scene unfolded in a supermarket in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, on Sept 5, as 32-year-old Shinji Kuroki went on a mass poking and squishing rage inside. Details of the total damage are sketchy but we received reports that packs of meat had holes poked in them with a finger and loaves of bread were thrown on the floor.
According to the Okayama Prefectural Police, Kuroki entered the supermarket at around 2:10 p.m. Then, over the next 15 minutes, a rampage against packaged food ensued, leaving 103 items destroyed beyond salability for a total of 59,880 yen in damages.
Police arrived on the scene soon after a clerk had dialed 110, but Kuroki had already left. Luckily, as the authorities were investigating, the suspect came back to pick up the bicycle he had forgotten. When the police questioned Kuroki he confessed to the violence.
Kuroki was quoted by police as saying: “Earlier the staff didn’t treat me right. I got upset.”
The company that runs the supermarket released a statement saying they would improve security at the supermarkets to avoid future tragedies from occurring.