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Four OU students are busted for stealing, selling baseball goods

Date Posted: 2009-12-03

Four Okinawa University students have confessed to stealing baseball equipment from the school and selling them on an internet auction site.

The four are all members of the university’s Baseball Club. They were arrested by Urasoe City Police after officials tracked down the items stolen from the university’s baseball club and three area high schools, and then sold on the internet. The stolen goods, police say, are valued at ¥260,000. One student was the ringleader, police say, with three accomplices doing most of the work. Police say that in addition to the four arrested, it is believe a number of students’ support was enlisted to steal from the various schools.

Police say they believe there were at least three groups stealing the sports goods, but each was working independently and without knowledge of the others. Only the ringleader knew the full scope of the thefts.

“What a foolish scandal this is,” says University President Kunitoshi Sakurai. “I just can’t believe they are my school students. I feel so sorry, because our education to students is apparently not strict enough. We have so much more to teach.” The coach and director of the Baseball Club have both resigned, and the teacher’s position and club leader position are left vacant.

The coach says the students who stole the equipment were thought to be ordinary students, not like some troubled students. “We thought they were enjoying the university life, and they had selected to join the sports club by themselves. How could normal students steal the club items and sell them? I can’t understand.”

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