I was always more of a Dragon Ball Z or ThunderCats kind of girl when I was younger. For some reason I never got into Power Rangers, probably because back then anything that was live action = “no” for me. So it’s with great amusement that I bring you this story of how Yasutomo Ihara, a former stuntman for the Power Rangers television show, has just been busted for a series of alleged robberies.
According to Sankei News, Ihara was allegedly able to use his stuntman know-how to climb up the sides of houses or shimmy up telephone poles to enter the second floor of homes.
Charges have been filed with the public prosecutor against Ihara for allegedly breaking into 43 private residences and stealing 8.2 million yen (US$77,000) worth of money and valuables.
Previously, Ihara did stunt work in Tensou Sentai Goseiger (above) and Kamen Rider OOO. He was often a villain in the shows.
Five years earlier, Ihara injured his knee and had to retire from his Power Rangers and Kamen Rider stunt work. Mainichi reports that after loosing his job, he was apparently short on cash and allegedly turned to burglary.
Looks like Ihara forgot that the catch phrase was “It’s morphin’ time,” not “Let’s go steal some shit and make money.”