Japanese Man Arrested For Scaling Building To Steal RM37k Worth Of Pokémon Cards
Tom Cruise famously climbed the Burj Khalifa in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol to complete his mission as a hero. But the same can’t be said for this Japanese man, now criminal, who climbed a building in Tokyo to break into a store and steal trading cards and cash.
Kensuke Nakanishi was arrested on Monday after he was found to have used a rope to scale down a six-storey building from the rooftop by tying a piece of rope to the railing and climbing down five metres to break into store window, all without using any safety harness.
“I was in my high school’s rock climbing club, so I wasn’t afraid of heights,” said Nakanishi, as quoted by the police. Despite this incredible feat, the 28-year-old IT worker was still arrested after police managed to identify him from the surveillance footage.
Nakanishi reportedly walked away with about 80 Pokémon and Yugioh! trading cards which were worth up to $9,120 (RM37,700) as well as $2,370 (RM9,800) worth of cash.
Credits: Nintendo Wire
Thanks to loyal fans and avid collectors, these much coveted trading cards are fetching good prices online, where people are willing to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars just to own a rare Pokémon card.