Bomb disposal squad called in Japan…a briefcase full of adult toys left
Discharged long before investigators were on-scene,
Wednesday morning shizuoka Prefectural police received a call from a resident of the city kakegawa, the caller saw a Silver Attached Case On the side of a road in the Shimomata neighborhood, but his owner was nowhere to be found.
This in itself is strange enough, but was also the case partly obscured in roadside bushes, suggesting that whoever put it there may have been trying to hide it. Untraceable and hidden packages raise all kinds of suspicions, and so the police decided send a bomb squad to deal with it, Traffic was closed within a 300 m (984 ft) area of the case, while a team of experts established an on-site command post to diagnose the threat and, if necessary, disarm the case.
Video of Bomb Squad in action
However, when investigators finally opened the case they found that they would not need wire cutters or other incendiary devices to resolve the situation. They probably wanted some hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes, though, because Not a bomb in the case, but a bunch of sex toys,
In total, traffic was closed for about three-and-a-half hours, but, thankfully and apparently, no injuries were reported, except for a muscle strain from the intense laughter of online commenters, such as the ones below.
“Not a bomb, but still related to the discharge.”
“I’m sure anyone who’s forgotten their attachable case is really tough right now.”
“Hopefully they can return the case to its rightful owner.”
“They must trace the man and pay for the futile expenses of sending him out to the bomb squad.”
“I mean, they should have enough residual DNA evidence to find out who the boss is.”
“My friend texted me just to say ‘Hey man, they got your case.'”
“When I was a kid, I left a porno magazine in the woods [but] This guy is on another level entirely.”
“Another peaceful day in Shizuoka.”
So why? Although police have not publicly speculated on the motive, it is possible that Japan’s garbage regulations are involved. Japan has a thorough classification system for different types of waste, with things like plastic bottles, metal cans, paper, clothing and batteries often being put out for pickup on different days. Put something out on the wrong day, and it won’t get picked up, but what category do sex toys fall in? This is something you’ll probably need to ask your local city hall for an answer. Add to this that most Japanese garbage bags are clear or at least translucent, and it’s not hard to imagine that the owner either didn’t know what day to put them out, or didn’t want any of his neighbors to bag him. See setting. Used sex toys are closed for pick-up.