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Officer who was stabbed had gun stolen, not issued ‘secure’ holster

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18.06.2019

The opening scene of Akira Kurosawa's 1949 film "Nora Inu" (Stray Dog) starts with this line: "What? A pickpocket stole your pistol?!"

The service weapon of a young detective of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department is stolen in a crowded bus. Before long, it is used in a series of armed robberies.

The detective, played by Toshiro Mifune (1920-1997), embarks on a frantic search for the thief and the gun. His wild eyes are just like those of a feral stray dog.

At the time of the theft, the gun is loaded with seven rounds.

They are discharged in the course of the robberies, until........

© The Asahi Shimbun