Cop Busted for Blackmail to Pay Off Bahamut Debt


A cop who repeatedly attempted to blackmail a woman he questioned for “suspicious” behaviour so he could pay off his huge social gaming debt has actually been jailed and fired.

The 44-year-old police sergeant in the employ of Hyogo prefecture was sacked and handed an 18 month prison sentence after his blackmail antics came to light.

According to the charges, the officer was on patrol when he happened upon a car parked in a quiet street.

On the pretext that the vehicle was “suspicious,” he proceeded to demand the female occupant present her license and tell him her address.

Although so far this differed little from more routine acts of police oppression, the next day he hatched upon the scheme of blackmailing her to pay for his social gaming debts, lying to his girlfriend and telling her he was “going to work” but instead heading to the woman’s address.

At first he lost his nerve and returned home, but some days later he gathered all his lawmanly courage and went to her house to extort money from her with the curious ruse of asking her if she “would buy the recording of me questioning her.”

Amazingly, he left this as a written demand on her car windscreen.

His victim became concerned and eventually reported the matter to police, whose tireless investigations soon uncovered the culprit despite his being astute enough not to reveal his name on the blackmail demand.

He was arrested for attempted extortion, and a further two demands he was in the process of preparing to inflict on her were uncovered.

He complained that he was “an old-school cop who couldn’t adapt to the new ways of doing things” and that social gaming was his only escape from the gruelling business of Japanese policing.

The 500,000 yen in charges he accrued playing Shingeki no Bahamut and other social games was said to have been the final straw.

Despite all this he has still launched an appeal against his sentence.

Combining police criminality and the wonders of social gaming has led to an acerbic reaction online:

“How did he manage to waste 500,000 on that!”

“What kind of retard spends 500,000 on that trash.”

“He pretty much ruined his life for that 500k too.”

“Those games aren’t even fun, let alone worth spending that kind of money on.”

“At 44 he was doing this…”

“Another fine example of the public yakuza.”

“Cops get into social games a lot, they spend most of their time waiting around doing nothing after all.”

“Buy manga if you want to see pretty pictures appear in front of you like that.”

“Just ban these games already.”

“Doesn’t sound like the first time he’s done something like this from the account given.”

“18 months with no suspended sentence is actually pretty heavy.”

“How could you spend that much on this, and when you have no money to pay for it too…”

“Stick to monthly subscriptions at least!”

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    Comment by Anonymous
    14:55 16/10/2013 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Cop fired and arrested, huh, wait a minute, is this really Japan?

    What's next? Teachers accused of molesting get fired and jailed, or bullies Will actually get dealt with.

    Now I'm just confused

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:09 16/10/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    He didn't molest or rape her, he extorted money from her. No way Japanese police would allow scum like that within their own ranks.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:49 16/10/2013 # ! Good (+0.8)

    It would've been ok if he just molested or raped her.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:15 17/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Standards me fellow. Standards, for of course we all, know this cop did something terrible! He didn't ask the local yakuza crime lords to help him for a percentage in the blackmail pot. BIG no-no in countries like Nippon!+
    He isn't a teacher so raping won't do him much in the judicial system

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    Comment by Daniel Park
    09:48 17/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    If this was the twilight zone it'd be the JK/JC's getting sentenced, hahaha.

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    Comment by Shadow C
    12:33 16/10/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Sounds like every League of Legends addict i know.

    "New champion skin? That totally looks like it's worth 15$ of in-game currency!"

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:34 17/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Suckers like this makes the game free. I see nothing to complain about.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:21 20/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    22:15 16/10/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    What an amateur.

    Every other Japanese cop knows that the best way to get rid of evidence is to throw the woman into the TV.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:40 17/10/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Persona 4 loL?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:56 16/10/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    fired AND jailed? not a 10% pay cut and a 'deeply regrettable" apology? wow, for once they doing things right.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:44 16/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Guess they don't fuck around in Hyogo Prefecture.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:09 16/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    No no no...

    Here is the trick.

    Japanese laws are clear : the teachers and the cops have a total imunity whatever they do.

    But, the otaku can be put in jail for whatever reason : going out, smiling to someone, asking direction to a girl, ...

    So if someone can be proved to be an otaku, he can be prosecuted.
    Here the cop was playing social games, so he is an otaku according to japanese laws.

    He won't go to jail because of the blackmail... but because he is an otaku.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:17 19/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Once you spend anykind of money on a social game you automaticaly become otaku

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:32 16/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I disagree. Social games are not very otaku, they're very mainstream.
    Then again, spending that amount of money on them might be a bit otaku.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:41 16/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is why it's my dream to become a middle school teacher in Japan. I'm getting hard just thinking about it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:48 16/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Good for the cop that busted the blackmailing cop's ass.

    Make these fine cops as your role model, you corrupted Japanese cops.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:49 17/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I used to play this game but quit as soon as it became all about the money. Game went from awesome too a total piece of greedy shit.

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    Comment by Wierd Guy
    03:38 18/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I got 7000+ hp and i havn't spent a dime lol just it took shitloads of my time

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:55 20/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Who cares bout some charge look at DAT BUTT.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:17 17/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kinda reminds me of how Gaiaonline operates. You pour money onto their gaming site and if you encounter a glitchy-problem they steal from you. They make money off of you enough to wrongfully ban you.

    02:09 19/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    How in the hell does one run up 500k yen in charges on a game that's equivalent to $5,000 USD.
    You'd be hard pressed to even do that in WoW and similar.
    Might be possible with Skylanders if you buy every last character.
    Still why did he try and get the money from one person?
    If he was smart he could have handed out fake traffic or parking tickets and got it off several people 10K yen at a time saying you can pay the ticket right her right now.
    Maybe buy a car boot off ebay or something for the scheme.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:52 18/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    These games are designed using the psychology of addiction and advertised with spam. Bahamut et al exist solely to take advantage of weak minded people, kids, etc- they should be illegal full stop.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:05 19/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    TBH, spending 500k yen on RoB is norm...that game is too darn expensive to manage...if you start opening card pack...your credit card will start killing you

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    Comment by Riiku
    23:33 16/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I get it, if he would rape her, he wouldn't be fired and would got off the hook with vocal reprimand

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    Comment by Uncommon0taku
    08:56 17/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)


    said the other little black creeeepy neko

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:13 16/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Maaan, I used to play Rage of Bahamut. While it was very tempting, I never spent any money on it.

    I would wake up early just to chat with my clan members on how to defeat other guilds during the Holy Wars events LOL

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:42 16/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I did the same thing but i quit because those bastards started getting too money grubbing. They fucked up the game so bad the only way too really get and advantage was paying and even then you weren't guaranteed good cards. Hell i remember a guy who spend $500 on this game to get some rare cards and all he guy was some shitty normals. I quit when they started having events one right after the others to get more money out of us.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:11 16/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't know which was more stupid: running up the ridiculous debt or leaving a written blackmail note.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:40 16/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Or splurging money for social games AT ALL...

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:04 16/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    How in the world do you manage to rack up 500 000 yen of debt on a stupid mobile card game before realizing you have a problem. Was he buying cards for 5000 yen each or what... This is why Apple and Google should be more strict about in-apps purchases. This is ridiculous.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:12 16/10/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    If you give your creditcard information to such a game it completely circumvents checks like that anyway.

    02:11 19/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Agreed games like this should be banned from mobile app markets.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:35 16/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    200 yen per booster
    1:50 chance of getting that getting that Super Rare version you want
    You need 3 for your deck
    30000 yen for a set of 1 card

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:47 16/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fuck you morals! Preventing me from taking money from stupid people!

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:54 16/10/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    There is a reason CCGs are called cardboard crack and say that companies that make the popular ones are printing money.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:38 16/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    OMG the online reactions are hilarious... holy fuck. No one can believe he spent ~$5000 on an online game...

    but blatant abuse of power and extortion? Meh... WAit Whaaa? He spent $5000 on an online game?? WOOoOoo?!?!?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:40 16/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    FINALLY, a figure of authority in japan caught doing something illegal actually faces they just need to do something about those sexual predator teachers they never fire

    Comment by Anonymous

    yeah and do something about the whores who bait guys and then get off uncharged

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    Comment by Mr.Demon
    22:44 16/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well..He'll have 18 months to play social games in Jail...

    And about Social games, those really are a cancer for society and proper game industry!

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:05 17/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    And the real bad guys get off with 500k¥ in virtual goods money while the (former) officer goes to prison. Just like a drug addict caught mugging to pay for his next shot.

    Even after he's served his sentence, he'll still have to pay off this debt. And it's very, very unlikely he'll get his job back.

    Still, I just don't get it. There's a ton of ways to waste your time without making the "social" gaming mafia rich...

    Comment by Anonymous

    Confirmed for not ever having to deal with a *real* addiction. You always parrot what you read on the internet, junior?

    I doubt if he stopped playing a shitty mobile game, he'd break into sweats, vomit, cramp up, or hallucinate, etc, etc. Playing F2P games with IAPs does not equate to going cold turkey from say heroine, or cocaine. It's nice to see you, in your infantile stance against the big bad industry, fail to realise that it's the fault of the player, not the pusher, in respect to social gaming. Nobody ever forces you to buy anything. Quit being retarded.


    Comment by Anonymous
    02:59 18/10/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Right, because addictions to gambling aren't real.


    Comment by Anonymous
    19:10 16/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thats crazy he could just rob people at gun point with his police car and gun like they do here in Texas, New Mexico and the Country of Mexico, no need to pester the little children..

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:11 17/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    “Just ban these games already.”...
    Who the FUCK was this IDIOT who wrote that!? That's a slippery slope to begin w/ and it cascades into various and sometimes terribly random consequences! Ban this! oh- BAN that..- BAN-no Ban AND lay crippling financial fines upon that person!!!
    oh that's not right- it's BAN-FINE-JAIL time for ALLLLLLL~~~ Going a bit overboard here, but this is how it starts when one makes noise for Cahange~ b/c you all know: "It's for the children!"

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:56 18/10/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Making a product designed to exploit people, even stupid, poor or weak people, should be illegal. Just like drugs, gambling and various scams. Society should frown on people preying on each other.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:01 18/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lets just get rid of anything you don't agree with you fucking facist.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:14 06/02/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well in that case we are banning almost every business, corporation, and company. Not to mention basically every government under the sun haha.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:20 18/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I didn't say that. I said lets treat people who prey on the weak like criminals, because they are.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:37 17/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Chill. Some guy wrote something stupid. Be happy that you know better and move on.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:35 17/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    i dont mind giving happy away... really. he is ugly as hell anyway

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