Anime Conventions Lead to Crimes

Just yesterday a piece of news spilled over the web. The article I read was in the Chicago Tribune. The story is that a 22-year-old man was arrested for abducting and holding captive a woman he met at an anime convention last June. According to the police, the man’s name is Sir Wilfred Camaligan and he is being charged with a variety of offences including aggravated domestic battering, kidnapping and attempted murder. (picture of the man can be seen in the source link)

The woman has been in contact with Camaligan since a long time, they have corresponded through Facebook on various occasions before meeting at the Anime Convention in June after which they even moved in together. This decision, though, cost the woman her liberty and almost her life. According to the article, she has been strangled several times, beaten and has suffered permanent damage.

I have no idea how to comment this, but what I want to say is that this man should not be taken as an example of the typical anime fan (the woman has been at the convention too) and such a person can be met everywhere. To the young ladies: do not trust people you don’t know. Moving in with someone you’ve met a couple of months ago is absurd and utter stupidity.

Source: Chicago Tribune

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Shounen
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Now the USA’s having a go at “the weirdos” that watch anime…

InStyleAkuma
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More like people leaning too much on the internet leads to crime…

LazySamurai
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Totally with the lassy on this one. ;) Too bad for the girl, but the convention has nothing to do with it… Journalism is only a way to arrange words, so they can make a scandal.

Lulubel
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Stuuupid USA. First it was the books, then the movies, the music and now – the conventions… OMG! Stupidity and mixed-up mind/moral leads to crime – face it! Society is rotten, not art.