Stealing money, not honey, not funny

Today's crime tip comes from Japan: Dressing up in a Winnie the Pooh costume may not be the best idea when you're mugging people.

A 20-year-old Tokyo man has been arrested and police are planning charges against his three teen-aged accomplices. Authorities say the young men borrowed the costumes, dressed up as Pooh and friends, then robbed three different people. One of the victims was a 27-year-old man who was dragged into a park and beaten. He suffered a busted lip, which is still healing.

The arrested man, Masayuki Ishikawa, said of the muggings: "It seemed like the thing to do at the time."

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