83-year-old man caught picking pocket of young woman at fireworks festival

Torizo Hirose
Torizo Hirose
By: Alexis Bell  WorldWideWeirdNews.com

(Scroll down for video) An elderly man with a history of picking pockets of people at large events, was busted against for stealing the wallet of a young woman, according to police in Japan.

Tokyo police said that they have arrested 83-year-old Torizo Hirose, after being accused of picking the pocket of the 30-year-old nurse.

Hirose was charged with one count of attempted theft.

According to the police investigation, Hirose was arrested numerous times for being a professional pickpocket at crowded events.

The latest crime was committed on Tuesday. Hirose went to the annual Katsushika Noryo Fireworks Festival. However, Hirose did not attend the event to watch fireworks.

Hirose approached the 30-year-old nurse from behind, and picked her pocket. Luckily, a 73-year-old man witnessed the theft and apprehended the suspect.

The good Samaritan returned the stolen wallet to the nurse.

During police questioning, Hirose denied the allegations.

Hirose claimed that he used his hands to clear the crowd and accidentally knocked out the wallet from the woman's pocket.