Tokyo engaged over 4,000 police officers to hunt down and apprehend a 20-year-old rapist who escaped police custody Tuesday. The 4,000 officers probably chest bumped in unison, happy to be doing something other than giving elderly people directions in famously low-crime Japan.
Additionally, 900 vehicles including two helicopters and, we don’t know, dirtbikes and submarines or something, were also deployed in the manhunt.
According to Bloomberg News, the suspect, identified as Yuta Sugimoto, escaped during a meeting with a lawyer when the police decided to restrain him with nothing but a rope haphazardly tied around his waist. We can only assume one of the officers was giddy to show off one of the knots he learned at Boy Scout camp and told his colleagues handcuffs wouldn’t be necessary.
Sugimoto was re-captured Thursday afternoon.