Man Kidnaps 40 Buddhas Seeking Curse


A man who stole more than forty stone Buddhas, worth some $20,000, apparently hoping for an interesting curse to befall him, has been arrested for theft. The statues in question were 地蔵 / Jizou (Ksitigarbha), stone guardian idols, commonly revered by the heathen Japanese, and his motivation was “I saw on TV that the statues could cause a curse like this and I wanted it”, an explanation which perhaps poses more questions than it answers.

On further investigation he was found to have used a truck to move the heavy idols back to his home, where he was found to have stashed even more stolen monuments, for which charges are pending. The idols were apparently unharmed by their ordeal. Via ZakZak.

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    Comment by Lost
    00:42 16/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    odd person is odd

    he wants a curse.. better excuse than i thought she was 9

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:52 25/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm kind of curious just what particular type of curs e anyone know the history to it? Optimistically I think he'll actually return the statue once he's curse.

    Comment by Panther
    01:17 26/06/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    This must be his curse.

    Comment by DrmChsr0
    19:37 25/06/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    I hope he drops the soap.

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