29-year-old burns house down after mom trashes his Gundam collection
http://img.qj.net/uploads/articles_m...nth.jpg?597532We know that they went a little Gundam-crazy in Japan last month, but this is taking crazy to a whole new level. 29-year-old factory worker Yoshifumi Takabe has been put under arrest for burning his house down, all because his mom trashed his precious Gundam figure collection.
Lots of problems with that one: a) he burned the place he goes home to; b) he still lives with his mom; c) he's gonna share a cell with a dude that'll treat him worse than a Gundam toy.
Okay, so 29-year-olds still living with mom is perfectly acceptable in some countries, especially those with family-oriented cultures. But for Takabe's mom, she should've kicked him out when she had the chance. Takabe, as the story went, intended to kill himself after getting into a fight with his mom over his Gundam figure collection. Apparently, mom disposed of her son's precious Gundam collection for reasons unrevealed.
In an attempt to kill himself, Takabe soaked his room up in kerosene, got a lighter, and burned their two-storey 2,700sq. ft. house to the ground. It's worth noting that despite this thing being a suicide attempt, Takabe made it out alive and unscathed. And yes, mom made it alive unscathed too.
When Gundam-crazy is within norms:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/qj/wii?d=yIl2AUoC8zA http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/qj/wii?d=dnMXMwOfBR0 http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/qj/wii?d=7Q72WNTAKBA