Oh, This Poor Man

Just walking along, maybe going to buy a present for the wife, and WHAM

A woman died and a man was knocked unconscious, apparently after the woman leaped from the roof of a department store in Tokyo and landed on the man, police said Tuesday.
Police said a passerby found the man and woman collapsed and bleeding on the road in front of the Ikebukuro Parco department store in Tokyo’s Toshima-ku at about 1 p.m. on Tuesday, and alerted police.

You just knew the japanese had to have a strange angle on this, though:

Ikebukuro Police Station officials said the woman’s shoes were found on the roof of the Parco building, leading them to suspect that she had jumped to her death and landed on the man. It is common in Japan for people to remove their shoes before committing suicide.

Yeah, really be a bummer to get some dirt on that sidewalk that you just smashed yourself onto…

5 Responses to “Oh, This Poor Man”

  1. Why ruin perfectly good shoes? The Manolo would understand.

  2. John says:

    Son of a gun, I used to shop there. Closest I ever got to something like that was getting stuck on a train when someone committed suicide by locomotive one train ahead of me.
    People near our plant in Kansai used to commit suicide by running their cars at full speed into the concrete wall around the factory. I wonder if they were driving with their shoes off.

  3. Mr. Bingley says:

    I don’t know, John…Sis used to run her Javelin into walls while wearing shoes.

  4. John says:

    Yeah, but not deliberately, that’s the key. That whole depth perception thing seems to go the way of the other cognitive functions with blondes…
    (Ducks and RUNS).

  5. Mr. Bingley says:

    She’s been out of town for a day or so, John, so we may be safe…

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