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Man caught sticking sewing needle into bread at supermarket

By Mason White 3:38 PM January 25, 2015
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By: Chan Yuan
A man was arrested on charges of obstructing business after allegedly sticking a needle into bread at a supermarket, police in Japan said.

Chiba Police said that they arrested 57-year-old Kiyoshi Yamamoto on Wednesday, after being accused of inserting the sewing needle into bread.

According to the police investigation, Yamamoto went to the supermarket with a sewing needle. He approached the bread and inserted the needle into a loaf before leaving the store.

Later that day, a customer complained to the manager of the supermarket that he found a needle in his bread. The store removed all loaves of bread as a safety precaution.

The manager of the store called police, who reviewed the store’s surveillance cameras. On the footage, Yamamoto was seen placing the needle into the bread.

Police arrested Yamamoto on charges of forcibly obstructing business. Yamamoto told police that he is experiencing financial problems and is distressed.

He claimed that hearing about contaminated food makes him feel better.