The cosplay outfit the suspect allegedly wore.
The cosplay outfit the suspect allegedly wore.
Screenshot: NHK
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A 37-year-old man has been arrested in Fukuoka, Japan for allegedly committing burglary while dressed in Rei Ayanami’s plugsuit from Evangelion 3.0.

“When cosplaying, I wanted to break in and steal things,” the suspected is quoted by NHK as saying.


According to the charging documents, the man is accused of breaking into Iizuka City home in Fukuoka and stealing 17,000 yen ($152) in cash.

The man confessed to committing another ten or so cosplay robberies. The authorities discovered a Spider-Man costume as well as a Playboy bunny girl style outfit during the arrest.

Illustration for article titled Cosplay Made Me Want To Steal, Says Accused Burglarem/em
Screenshot: NHK

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.

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