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2,240 police, 460 patrol cars, copter mobilized for car chase in Osaka
Japan Today ^ | 01/25/08

Posted on 01/28/2008 9:01:01 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster

2,240 police, 460 patrol cars, copter mobilized for car chase in Osaka

Friday, January 25, 2008 at 03:01 EST

OSAKA — Police on Thursday arrested a wanted man after a two-hour car chase that involved 2,240 officers, 460 police cars and one helicopter. Hirofumi Fukuda, 27, who had been wanted for assaulting police officers on Jan 21, was arrested after a chase through central Osaka. Around 11 a.m., police received an emergency call saying that a car was driving recklessly, ignoring traffic lights. When a patrol car approached the vehicle in question, it took off.

Police were mobilized throughout the area and a helicopter called in. The chase ended when Fukuda's car crashed into a bridge column. He sustained light injuries but no one else was injured in the chase.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: carchase; japan; keystonecops

1 posted on 01/28/2008 9:01:03 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; sushiman; Ronin; AmericanInTokyo; gaijin; struggle; DTogo; GATOR NAVY; Iris7; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 01/28/2008 9:01:28 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster (kim jong-il, chia head, ppogri, In Grim Reaper we trust)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

just because they called a mobilization doesn’t mean all those cops were following this guy. could you imagine a 461 car chase? it’d look like the pride parade through downtown san fransisco.


3 posted on 01/28/2008 9:03:25 PM PST by thefactor
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To: thefactor

Or the Brues Brothers.


4 posted on 01/28/2008 9:05:50 PM PST by Lawgvr1955 (You can never have too much cowbell !!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Blues Brothers Part Duh!


5 posted on 01/28/2008 9:07:18 PM PST by Natty Bumppo@frontier.net (The facts of life are conservative -- Margaret Thatcher)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I wonder how much this cost the citizens of that city.


6 posted on 01/28/2008 9:08:01 PM PST by wastedyears (This is my BOOMSTICK)
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To: Lawgvr1955

7 posted on 01/28/2008 9:09:02 PM PST by wastedyears (This is my BOOMSTICK)
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To: wastedyears
Don’t worry. It’s part of the economic stimulus package by Japanese government.:-)
8 posted on 01/28/2008 9:12:15 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster (kim jong-il, chia head, ppogri, In Grim Reaper we trust)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Was that every cop in the city?

Here in L.A. I often wonder if these fools running from the police are doing it in order to enable accomplices to commit more serious crimes unimpeded.

9 posted on 01/28/2008 9:14:09 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Police on Thursday arrested a wanted man after a two-hour car chase that involved 2,240 officers, 460 police cars and one helicopter

Cannonbahr Run?

10 posted on 01/28/2008 9:18:50 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Benedict Arnold was against the Terrorist Surveillance Program)
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To: Natty Bumppo@frontier.net

I heard it all started when a cop asked him what his last name was.


11 posted on 01/28/2008 9:20:12 PM PST by geopyg (Don't wish for peace, pray for Victory.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
I guess this would be called over-kamikaze, right?

Leni

12 posted on 01/28/2008 9:22:22 PM PST by MinuteGal (Keep Dr. McStrangelove from winning the Academy Award for Best Malefactor......Support Mitt !)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
The perp's car was caught by a security camera:


13 posted on 01/28/2008 9:27:40 PM PST by JRios1968 (Don't mess with tigers, for you are crunchy and chewy...)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

LOL


14 posted on 01/28/2008 9:28:27 PM PST by wastedyears (This is my BOOMSTICK)
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15 posted on 01/28/2008 9:32:01 PM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Why wasn’t this on Fox?


16 posted on 01/28/2008 9:52:07 PM PST by SlapHappyPappy
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Why not throw in a couple hundred “guard men” for good measure?


17 posted on 01/28/2008 9:55:41 PM PST by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: thefactor
just because they called a mobilization doesn’t mean all those cops were following this guy. could you imagine a 461 car chase?

No sh*t. You couldn't do anything like that in an American city, let alone in the confines of a Japanese city. Talk about a sensationalizing headline.

18 posted on 01/28/2008 10:28:12 PM PST by GATOR NAVY
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To: TigerLikesRooster; AmericanInTokyo
" Bakayaro, hawrt, inna namu adu Raw!"

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19 posted on 01/28/2008 10:32:55 PM PST by Candor7 (Fascism? All it takes is for good men to say nothing.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Exactly where did the chase start, continue and then end.? For example, Umeda down Midosuji to Namba and then east to Tsurahashi and ended in Yao.


20 posted on 01/28/2008 10:52:53 PM PST by Islander2
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Oh crap.

Now it's coming here.

21 posted on 01/29/2008 1:07:36 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Enough has been said already. The 2008 GOP RINO takeover is complete. It is what it is.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

The cops in Japan are a joke . Around here you never see them until AFTER something happens . Then every cop in the radius of 50 miles shows up . Totally useless . The buggers are afraid of real work . I’ll never forget seeing them chasing the Japanese motorbike gangs down the streets of Saitama and Kanagawa at 2:00 in the morning in cars with speakers wailing ...” Stop ...Stop ...This is the police ...” And the young punks laughing and giving them the finger as they zoomed on . All thes cops are good for is giving directions and helping old ladies across the street .


22 posted on 01/29/2008 1:48:26 AM PST by sushiman
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To: JRios1968
This shot of the car chase inside the mall in the "Blues Brothers" movie brings to mind the words of director John Landis about shooting the scenes.

The mall was abandoned in a suburb of Chicago. The production company contacted a bunch of the former franchise stores located in the mall and got them to stock the empty stores with real merchandise just for the nights of the shoots. The production company agreed to pay for any and all merchandise damaged/destroyed in the filming. They also hired security to guard the merchandise when nobody was present.

As it turns out, some security people they hired were apparently stealing merchandise when nobody was around.

Landis said they had to hire additional security guards to watch the original security guards.

23 posted on 01/29/2008 3:34:01 AM PST by NoControllingLegalAuthority
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To: geopyg
LoL!

.. .. Duh!

24 posted on 01/29/2008 3:59:42 AM PST by relee (I just got back from the border, and what I saw made me know for sure we're out of order - LRB)
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