On 10 June, Hyogo Prefectural Police announced that they had arrested 25-year-old Ikki Fukumoto on charges of illegal dumping in violation of the Waste Management Law. They allege that Fukumoto had dumped 89 boxes containing a total of 1,000 bags of potato chips. This was done in thickets in six different locations around the prefecture including parts of Akashi City and Kobe City between 4 May and 23 May.
According to reports, Fukumoto would have looked like your average god-fearing snacker when purchasing the chips. Once taken home, however, the suspect allegedly would take a sharpened tool such as a knife or scissors to the delicate and shiny surface of the bag. Rather than consuming its contents, Fukumoto allegedly cut off a contest entry ticket and simply tossed the bag – delicious salty chips and all – aside.
All of the dumped chips were made by Calbee. This particular brand was running a campaign where the grand prize was backstage passes to a Nana Mizuki concert in Yokohama Stadium. Mizuki has balanced successful careers as a voice over artist and singer for well over a decade, appearing in anime such as Naruto and Full Metal Alchemist while also releasing several hit singles.
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