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Police employee steals cheese from supermarket and hits security guard with umbrella despite having $4,000 in cash

By Mason White 1:15 PM June 23, 2017
Slices of cheese (illustration)
Slices of cheese (illustration)
By: Tanya Clark

A police employee was caught stealing cheese from a supermarket despite the fact that he had thousands of dollars in his pocket, according to police in Japan.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Police said that they have arrested 52-year-old Kotaro Hoshi, after being accused of shoplifting and assault.

Hoshi is facing charges of theft and assault.

According to the police investigation, Hoshi worked as an administrative officer at Otsuka police station. On Wednesday, at around 5:00 p.m., Hoshi went to a supermarket and placed $10 worth of cheese into his bag.

He then tried to leave the supermarket without paying for the cheese. When the 67-year-old female security guard tried to stop Hoshi from leaving, he used his umbrella to beat her.

Police arrived at the scene and detained Hoshi. During a search, police found $4,000 in cash Hoshi’s pocket.

During questioning, Hoshi admitted to police that he stole the cheese and assaulted the security guard because he did not want to get caught.