|With age does not always come wisdom.
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On Sunday (Apr. 9) police in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan, arrested a 75-year-old man who allegedly stole a minitruck in order to make it home in time to watch a baseball game.
According to Kyoto Prefectural Police, on April 9, Noboru Horiuchi, a 75-year-old resident of the Kyoto city of Miyazu, went out for a walk. However, at about 1:05 p.m., after remembering that there was a baseball game he wanted to watch being broadcast on television, Horiuchi stole a minitruck that was parked in front of the residence of an 82-year-old man whose house was about 500 meters away from Horiuchi’s. Horiuchi then rushed home in the stolen minitruck to watch the game.
The minitruck, which was valued at approximately 100,000 JPY (904 USD), is reported to have had the keys inside the cab.
Police arrested Horiuchi the same day on suspicion of theft. He has admitted to the allegations, telling police “I wanted to get home quickly to watch a baseball game on TV.”
Reports have not revealed if Horiuchi was able to finish watching the game before being arrested, nor if his team won.
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