Remember this old video of Nobuteru “NOB” Taniguchi street
drifting in his AE86? There’s a dark story behind the boots that Taniguchi is wearing. Taniguchi stole those boots from a homeless
man sleeping in Roppongi Station. While this sounds bad, we need to be understanding. We can’t blame Taniguchi (at least not solely) for his actions because he, like the man he stole from, was homeless. Taniguchi had
been living out of his car for nearly 3 years and it was during those rough days and cold nights on the street that his old flip flops
predictably broke at the
straps. Taniguchi was a desperate man.
The real issue is how Taniguchi did
it. It’s one thing to steal them with little to no injury dealt to each party,
it’s an entirely different thing when the victim ends up murdered.