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Originally posted by Quake
RANT...Is the clown doll for sale....
I know my ex-girlfriend would love it
Takeishi Shibuya, 31, was convicted of stealing 15 of the large dolls, valued at about 1.1 million yen, a court official in Yamagata prefecture, northern Japan, said today.
In several cases, Shibuya used pepper spray and spray paint to fend off store employees, leading prosecutors to demand a sentence of nine years in prison.
"But he has reflected on his crimes and feels bad about what he did, so the sentence was lighter as a result," the official said.
After a wave of "Peko-chan" disappearances last year, the company suggested chaining the dolls down, but customers complained that this would be cruel.