Cosplay Made Me Want To Steal, Says Accused Burglar

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.

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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.

Screenshot: NHK

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