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Girl tackled to the ground - for her socks

By Sapa-AFP | Dec 14, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 6 ]


A Japanese high school girl who was tackled by a sock-stealing thief is the latest victim in a series of similar attacks against teenage targets, police said Friday.

The 16-year-old was walking in an eastern Tokyo suburb on Thursday when she was wrestled to the ground by a man who ripped a sock off her left foot and fled with the goods.

At least four other high school girls in the same neighbourhood have been victims of 'sock-lifters' since September, police said.

The latest victim was not injured by the thief, who appeared to be in his thirties or forties. It remained unclear if the same man was responsible for all the incidents.

“In the third case, a man took the girl’s leggings off.

“In all the other cases, victims lost one of their socks,” said a local police officer.


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why can't we have thieves like this in South Africa

Dec 14, 2012 11:51 | 0 replies

He is mad, what does he do with the dirty sock?

Dec 14, 2012 12:37 | 0 replies

Someone has a sock fetish.

Dec 14, 2012 12:38 | 0 replies
Dec 14, 2012 2:11 | 0 replies

How i wish that all the thieves in South Africa be like these ones.....

Dec 14, 2012 3:30 | 0 replies

Someone has a sock fetish.
True, the smoky smell of the socks turns him on.

Dec 14, 2012 3:56 | 0 replies