A 60 year old woman was arrested over the weekend for stealing lost golf balls from a lake near the 15th hole at Sasadaira Country Club, Gifu prefecture. The suspect, Ms Natsumi Tsujita, is reported to have said she did it for some spending money.
But she wasn’t content with just turning up with a net and a long pole. No, Tsujita-san donned a wetsuit, and had goggles and a waterproof flashlight to boot. And if all that wasn’t enough, she also manufactured a net attached to a floating ring to store all the balls in.
After starting late Friday night, by the early hours of Saturday morning Ms. Tsujita is said to have collected over 1,500 balls. An impressive haul indeed. One that would have presumably brought in the necessary spending money she so desperately craved.
However unfortunately her car was spotted by club security, and when she came back dripping wet she was promptly arrested. And most likely Ms. Tsujita will face legal proceedings, as bizarrely it turns out that The Supreme Court has already handed down a ruling on lost balls, declaring them to be the property of the golf course.