Remember when those Love Live! Sunshine!! manhole covers got vandalized? Well, Japanese police caught two high school students who they suspected of doing the deed. However, there’s also a 3rd suspect, and the police caught him too!

This third suspect is a third-year college student named Takahito Yamaguchi from Sumiyoshi city, Saitama prefecture. The police suspected him of working with a male high school student of spay-painting three of Numazu’s manhole covers. However, the police did not reveal whether or not Yamaguchi admitted to the charges.

Before they were vandalized, the manhole covers drew the attention of several pranksters and vandals. Some of them tried scratching the covers when they were still new, while the biggest crimes were when they were actually spray-painted on. Currently, police are investigating whether or not more people are involved.

The city government itself released a statement following the arrests of the two suspected vandals. They said that they “strongly hope” that such incidences won’t happen in the future.

The city also plans to reinstall these manhole covers once the investigation concludes. However, they made no announcements as to when they will return these manhole covers. They then apologized to everyone who wanted to see the Love Live! Sunshine!!-themed covers.

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source: Livedoor News


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