Saturday, February 23, 2008


My Little Buddy Sean, father of my god-daughter, sent me this e-mail from Taiwan [where he's relocated with the family in order to teach English]:

I don't know WHY I thought of you when I read this..., but,
---Actually, it sounds like a scene out of one of my brother's queen movies..."
And there was a link to the following story:

A Japanese man was arrested for trespassing this week after turning up at a high school dressed in a girl's uniform and a long wig, local police said.

Thirty-nine-year-old Tetsunori Nanpei told police he had bought the uniform over the Internet and put it on to take a stroll near the school in Saitama, north of Tokyo, on Wednesday, the daily Asahi Shimbun said.

When students standing outside the gates started to scream at the sight of him, he dashed inside the school grounds, hoping to blend in with the crowds of teenagers, the paper said.

They also screamed, forcing the man to flee, losing his wig in the process. A school clerk pursued him and stopped him at a nearby riverbank, the paper said.

Police confirmed the arrest of the man in school uniform and wig but declined to give further details.
(Reuters - Reporting by Isabel Reynolds; Editing by Alex Richardson)

Well, I'll give him a good reason as to why he sent it: this would make a great story on 'Law & Order'. At least it would be a good jumping off point to get the main plot started.

What's great about 'Law & Order' and their ripped-from-the-headlines stories is that you may know the basics of the real news story, but you won't know where it's leading once given the 'L&O' treatment.

It could be one of Allan Shore's clients on 'Boston Legal' as well.....

Toby OB

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