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12:50 pm - 03/31/2013

Japanese Man Charged with Poisoning Co-Worker’s Shoe


Imagine the horror of having your toes suddenly start to die and need amputation for seemingly no reason. Then imagine it turned out to be the result of a colleague attempting to kill you.

This bizarre situation has been reality for one unnamed woman in Yamanashi Prefecture for the past four months. A fellow employee, 40-year-old Tatsujiro Fukuzawa, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder on 28 March.

According to the investigation, in December of last year Fukazawa allegedly coated the inside of his co-workers shoe with hydrofluoric acid.

Hydrofluoric acid his classified as a contact poison which means that is easily absorbed into the skin. This acid then causes painless burns by corroding the skin and blocking the nerves.

Increased and untreated exposure to hydrofluoric acid can be fatal absorbing magnesium and calcium in the blood and possibly causing heart attacks.

Since December gangrene had set in on the woman’s left foot. She is currently recovering in hospital after requiring all five toes to be removed.

According to the investigation, Fukazawa allegedly was unable to tolerate his female colleague and also handled hydrofluoric acid in his daily work. The substance is often used to clean electrical components like semiconductors.

He is currently being detained by Shizuoka Prefectural Police and denies the charges against him.


rikayla 31st-Mar-2013 05:20 am (UTC)
omg this sounds like something out of the GALILEO dramas =//
kazeyumi 31st-Mar-2013 05:25 am (UTC)
kazeyumi 31st-Mar-2013 05:24 am (UTC)
5 toes to be removeddddd?! on both feet or just one?? D: poor lady...

roomgirl 31st-Mar-2013 07:09 am (UTC)
They say all five toes, so I guess they mean all the toes on one foot. What an awful person. :/
kazeyumi 31st-Mar-2013 10:00 am (UTC)
oh right. i didn't see "all". augh, that's just terrible.
doramaonna 31st-Mar-2013 03:15 pm (UTC)
It is gangrene on left foot so it is all 5 from left foot! *shivers*
genie17 31st-Mar-2013 07:01 am (UTC)
omg that man is sick!
doramaonna 31st-Mar-2013 03:05 pm (UTC)
katzsong 31st-Mar-2013 07:50 am (UTC)
That's horrible. Poor lady :(

Though I doubt this is an attempted murder. Maybe even much more cruel than murder, 'cause the lady may suffer for the rest of her life :3 I hope she can make a full recovery, despite the missing digits, and live a better and happy life, with the support of her loved ones. Her being happy and able to stand up again despite of his evil doing should be revenge enough.
blazingeternity 31st-Mar-2013 08:01 am (UTC)

I want to know, what made him do that, though. It only states that he couldn't stand her... but like what? Was he rejected by her and couldn't handle it? Was she his superior and he felt mistreated? I'm curious although nothing can excuse the crime.
asth77 31st-Mar-2013 08:08 am (UTC)
What the FUCK.
rosemaine 31st-Mar-2013 08:32 am (UTC)
a_cheshire_grin 31st-Mar-2013 08:56 am (UTC)
Why would he even...?!
I have no words...WHAT a sick person! >:(
atelierlune 31st-Mar-2013 10:46 am (UTC)
nishkido 31st-Mar-2013 10:59 am (UTC)
fantaesticbaby 31st-Mar-2013 01:35 pm (UTC)
what an asshole!! that poor woman
ebenista 31st-Mar-2013 02:07 pm (UTC)
I'm never leaving my shoes unattended again :(
doramaonna 31st-Mar-2013 03:08 pm (UTC)
This is so cruel!!! Poor woman! No matter why he did it it has no excuse!
secretdreamers 31st-Mar-2013 04:04 pm (UTC)
This is really disturbing.
inachan89 31st-Mar-2013 05:16 pm (UTC)
Oh my God,this is so sick,can't believe it!!!
kokoromaix 31st-Mar-2013 10:41 pm (UTC)
That's...just so disturbing and creepy. On so many levels. (O_O)
I feel really bad for the woman, though. It must really suck to have your toes removed because of one crazy coworker. :(
royu_kiyo 31st-Mar-2013 10:52 pm (UTC)
"He is currently being detained by Shizuoka Prefectural Police and denies the charges against him."

Find the security tape footage, fire him, and throw him behind bars.
yayami_chan 1st-Apr-2013 11:29 am (UTC)
This is really like from detective drama like SPEC and Galileo, theres a lot of dramas about crimes like that in Japan and it seems like Japanese really like those kind of mystery detective cases. But reading this news it seems like some people get inspired by these kind of drama. This is just my opinion by I mean who will even bother to come up with this creative plan of killing someone i mean. OKAY IDK BLARGH
baboona 2nd-Apr-2013 02:30 am (UTC)
epinette 2nd-Apr-2013 08:05 am (UTC)
That is messed up
stole_away 3rd-Apr-2013 05:06 pm (UTC)
this person is such an asshole
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