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article imageJapanese man walked 800 miles home after being mugged

By Lizz Riggs     Sep 9, 2013 in Odd News
A man was mugged in southern Japan, and rather than inconveniencing the local police or calling his family, he walked more than 800 miles home.
This unnamed man was said to have been mugged in the city of Kitakyushu on August 25, 2013 and arrived at his home in Sendai 11 days, and nearly 870 miles later.
The 25-year-old man was attending a major playing card convention, and one night five men stopped him in the street around 10pm and demanded that he hand over his wallet and cellphone.
The man was reported missing by his mother after she found out he didn't make it on his return flight home.
"I was shocked and thought I was seeing a ghost when he arrived," she told the Yomiuri newspaper. "I'm just thrilled that he is back and I'm very sorry to everyone who was worried about him."
The man told the press afterwards that he went on the trip to find a rare card to add to his collection, which he did find and the muggers did not steal.
Wisely, he had also hidden an extra Y2,000 (about $20) in a shoe. Rather than calling his family or using the money to catch a ride somewhere though, he decided to walk all the way home.
"I used the money I had hidden in my shoe to buy bread and water to fight off the hunger," the man said.
"It was good to be able to get home, but I did not want to cause any problems for anyone," he said. "I'm sorry to everyone that I inconvenienced."
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