A 36-year-old Tokyo woman has been arrested on Tuesday after brandishing a toy knife in a ridiculous attempted robbery at the Mizuho Bank, Ltd. headquarters in Chiyoda Ward.

CCTV footage showed the unidentified woman casually entering the bank office and walking up to a counter before whipping out the toy knife and threatening a female employee, the Tokyo Reporter wrote. The would-be robber reportedly demanded the bank teller to hand over an unspecified amount of money.

However, noticing the fake blade, a male colleague of the teller proceeded to grab the woman's hand and dislodge the toy knife. The suspect was then restrained as the bank alerted law enforcement of the incident. No one was harmed during the ordeal.

The woman, a resident of Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, has been arraigned for attempted robbery. Police are still investigating her motive to commit the botched crime.

In a similar but unrelated story, an off-duty New York City Fire Department firefighter was arrested for reportedly threatening a 19-year-old with a toy gun in Brooklyn, the New York Post reported.

Firefighter Eric Wachter, 33, is accused of harassing a 19-year-old with an imitation pistol during an argument around 11:30 p.m. on Monday. Watcher has been charged with criminal possession of a weapon, menacing, and harassment, law enforcement confirmed.

A spokesman of NYFD has been informed about the incident and is awaiting the official paperwork to launch an internal probe. Once reviewed, Watcher could be suspended.

Wachter was assigned to the NYFD in June 2018 and is assigned to Engine 5 in Manhattan. He was an EMT for the department.

In another incident, Omer and Norma Dogan, who own a kebab shop in Wales, United Kingdom, were stormed by a man who refused to wear a mask in their shop before he pulled out an imitation gun on them, ITV News reported

Suspect Paul Griffiths, 57, of Penrhys Road, Ystrad, faces jail time of up to 20 months for the attack.

A man reportedly stabbed his girlfriend to death for refusing to have sex with him in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India on Saturday, March 19. This is a representational image. pixabay

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