Winnie-the-Pooh, a guy in a mouse costume and another guy in a panther disguise were all arrested in Tokyo, Japan following an assault and robbery of two victims. Apparently, the cute and cuddly trio ran out of clean clothes, so instead of doing some laundry, decided to wear the silly costumes and head out on the town.

So there is Winnie, mouse boy and panther man standing on a street corner, obviously drawing some attention to themselves. It is not common, even in Japan to be hanging around after midnight in this ridiculous getup. Now I have seen that silly “I Survived a Japanese Game Show” reality series, so this didn’t seem like a huge stretch of the imagination, but these guys were getting some unusual stares even over there.

So Winnie-the-Pooh starts to get all bothered by two innocent but gawking bystanders and waddles his way up to them. ‘What are you staring at?’ bellows Winnie-the-Pooh in a non-friendly Hundred Acre Woods manner. The situation quickly escalated as Winnie started to beat up the two normally dressed people, as the mouse and panther jumped in. That willie, nilly, silly old bear.

When everything was said and done, the victims were beaten and robbed of about $160. Winnie, Piglet and Tigger, I mean Winnie, the mouse and the panther were later arrested. I guess the police line up was pretty easy, although the original call to the Japanese police must have been awkward.

You were beat up and robbed by who?

Now in a situation like this I suppose either traditional pepper spray or Bear Mace would have sufficed. Or a good jolt with a stun gun might have made and interesting scene as Winnie-the-Pooh lay rolling around on the ground. You’d just have to dig the device rather deep, depending on how stuffed with fluff the costume was.

It takes all kinds in this world, Be Safe, Be Prepared. Be on the look out for ill-mannered cartoon characters looking for an easy buck.

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