Japanese Woman caught shoplifting hangs herself in supermarket

TOKYO —

A woman in her 40s hanged herself in a supermarket toilet in Tokyo after she was caught shoplifting food, police said Monday.

According to police, a supermarket employee in Kodaira saw the woman stealing groceries at around 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. Fuji TV reported that the woman was taken to an office and was being questioned when she requested to go to the toilet. She was escorted to a washroom where police say she proceeded to hang herself with her sweater.

According to police, the woman was found and taken to a nearby hospital where she remained unconscious Monday. Doctors have described her condition as critical. Police said they have not yet been able to identify the woman.

Japan Today

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