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Posted on 06/05/2006 2:35:25 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
Man busted for threatening to kill retail shop worker over store's music
KAWAGOE, Saitama -- A man has been arrested for threatening to kill an employee of a retail shop here unless it changed the background music it played at the store, police said.
Tetsuya Hoshino, 34, a resident of the Saitama Prefecture city of Hidaka, denied he had intended to kill anyone. "I wasn't serious about it," he was quoted as telling investigators.
Hoshino put a letter in the store's suggestion box on May 14 threatening to kill an employee unless it changed the background music the store played, local police said. "I've repeatedly told you to improve the music played in your shop. If you don't comply, I'll kill one of your staff members," the letter says.
The shop was forced to suspend its background music from May 15 to 29. He had complained to the shop about background music played inside on several occasions since late April. (Mainichi)
Updates appreciated on this incident.
"Who is responsible for the Hawaiian music in the elevator?"
Have the Japanese lost whatever their word is for "absurdity"?
"Seventy-two hours straight of John Denver's Greatest Hits, Volume II on continuous tape loop? SOUNDS LIKE A PLAN -- !" :)
God knows I'm sorry. :)
"SHUT THAT BLOODY BOUZOUKI UP!"
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