Man Steals One Piece! Is He The Pirate King?

Volumes of One Piece

In the of Eiichiro Oda’s masterpiece, One Piece, the person who manages the feat of attaining the Great Treasure One Piece (ひとつなぎの大秘宝) becomes the new Pirate King.

In our world, One Piece is an ongoing hit series popular among people of all age groups. In fact, it so popular that a used set of the series is worth close to retail value. The question is, does a person become the Pirate King if they manage to steal the entire series of One Piece? Currently, that would mean that an  individual would have to steal 64 volumes of manga all at once. Sixty-four published volumes of One Piece (ワンピース) translates into over 3 feet/22 pounds of manga- not an easy feat for one person to pull off.

But one man in Japan has done it by stuffing the entire series into a Boston bag and then casually walking out of the book store.
He was eventually caught after selling off the books to a used book store. When asked why he did it, he said he was doing it for the money. Kind of makes you wish he had said he did it to become the Pirate King.

source: http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/national/news/20120124-OYT1T00003.htm