A 20-year-old man attacked and robbed two people after they stared at his Winnie the Pooh costume, police said.

Masayuki Ishikawa was hanging out on a Tokyo street corner after midnight, accompanied by two friends dressed as a mouse and a panther, Japanese police said.

"It's uncommon to see people dressed up like this, so the victims were watching them.

"Then the perpetrator came up and said 'What are you staring at?'" a police spokesman said.

Ishikawa and his friends beat up the two victims and stole cash from them, police said.

He said the group had apparently donned the unusual garb last month because they had run out of clean clothes.


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I have one big question. Was he really out of clothes? Or were they a bunch of furries sick of being labeled as weird?