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Pensioner arrested for dumping a quarter-ton of porn in Osaka park

AFP-JIJI

A pensioner who dumped almost a quarter of a ton of pornography in a park in the city of Osaka is unlikely to be charged, police said on Tuesday, because the stash belonged to an ill friend.

Hideaki Adachi was spotted unloading 17 sacks of films and magazines, which included around 500 VHS video tapes, from the back of a truck at a small park in the city.

Adachi, 70, was arrested on suspicion of illegally dumping the material, which weighed some 200 kilograms. But he was released the next day after telling police he had found the trove in a storehouse belonging to a bedridden friend, police said in an interview.

“He wanted to get rid of them out of goodwill for his friend,” a spokesman said.

Asked if the pensioner had left the adult materials in the park with the intention of giving them away, the spokesman said officers thought not, because “the videos were not laid out to be seen.”

Adachi, who worked as a volunteer in the park helping homeless people, allegedly told police he had hoped the huge collection of pornography would be picked up and taken to a proper disposal site.

  • Nobunaga73

    No kidding, as a child growing up in the ’80s I prayed for this to happen at my local park…

  • GBR48

    The National Film Centre want to get in there quick, to see if there is anything they haven’t got a copy of.