Japanese Police Engage in Nationwide Manhunt for Escaped Rapist

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.

"Officer, be a dear and point me in the direction of the nearest all-male strip club." (Via Shutterstock)

“Officer, be a dear and point me in the direction of the nearest all-male strip club.” (Via Shutterstock)

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.

Nothing could possibly go wrong with this plan... (Via Shutterstock)

Nothing could possibly go wrong with this plan… (Via Shutterstock)

Sugimoto was re-captured Thursday afternoon.

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