Now it was recently reported that a zoo in China was forced to defend itself from allegations that the bears in its compound were actually humans made up to look like bears, but not a million miles away from China, a Japanese man just forked out Three million yen – that’s £19,000 on a custom-made costume to turn himself into a wolf!
The 32-year old man, Toru Uedaa, a highway engineer from Tokyo, now claims to enjoy life in his costume which allows him to forget all his troubles and truly relax, and that when wearing it he no longer feels human.
Says Toru, “When I look in the mirror, I see a wolf, and that is very moving. I’m not a werewolf – that’s a kind of monster, and I’m not a monster.”
The costume which was made by a specialist production and modelling company that provides costumes and figures for the the movies industries, took 50-days to complete.
Last year another Japanese man, who goes by the name Toco spent two million Yen (£12,500) to transform into a human-sized rough collie and he keeps people up to date with his experiences as a dog via his YouTube channel.
In recent updates he’s revealed that he’s bought himself his own dog crate to sleep in and shared what it’s like to go on a walk wearing his leash.
Well he’s clearly taking the lead there then!
Meanwhile across in the USA news has emerged of a man who won the lottery but instead of taking a holiday or treating himself in some other way, he took a very different approach to things.
Sporting the somewhat unusual name of RONNIE MUSIC Jr, he scooped nearly £3m quid from a scratch card in the Georgia lottery in February 2015, for some strange reason he decided to invest his winnings in a drug trafficking ring being run from Calhoun State Prison in Georgia – which was trafficking crystal meth across multiple states.
Just 7 months later members of the gang were arrested whilst attempting to sell over 10 pounds of meth alleged to have been supplied by Music, and although he observed the transaction and subsequent bust, carried on with his dodgy dealings regardless.
With the help of an informant, he was later arrested and found in possession of $22,000 (£17,000) in cash as well as four pounds of meth.
Upon searching his house and workplace, authorities found 11 firearms including assault style weapons, a prohibited sawed off shotgun and a stolen revolver.
It seems that Mr Music must have hit a wrong note somewhere along the line!
Chief US District Judge Lisa Godby Wood – who sentenced Music – said: “You got a windfall that few in this world ever get. Nobody has ever blown lottery winnings in a more dangerous and destructive way than you did.”
An unsound investment by any measure, which has landed the 46-year old with a 21-year stint in a federal prison.
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