Police arrested a popular comedian Saturday on suspicion of stealing dozens of girls’ uniforms from a Tokyo high school.
Kenichi Takahashi, 44, from the comedy duo King of Comedy, was quoted by police as saying that he has committed similar thefts over 20 years to fulfill his sexual desires.
Police have confiscated about 70 large plastic bags containing uniforms and other items from the suspect’s home in Tokyo.
Takahashi allegedly broke into a high school in the capital’s Setagaya Ward on April 25 and took 24 items including girls’ blazers and skirts, according to police.
A security camera captured an image of a man in a truck when girls’ uniforms were stolen from a high school in Koto Ward in December. Police later found the truck belongs to Takahashi.
The King of Comedy duo, in which Hiroki Konno is the other member, won the annual national comedy skit performance contest “King of Conte” in 2010.
After Takahashi’s arrest, his management office said Takahashi and the duo will refrain from appearing on TV programs during the New Year’s holidays.
Source: Japan Today Image: ANN