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15-year-old boy arrested for placing small rock on train tracks

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Police in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, have arrested a 15-year-old for placing a small rock on the train tracks of the JR Tokaido Line.

According to police, the boy is suspected of placing the rock on the tracks in Higashi Ward at around 5 p.m. on Nov 29, Sankei Shimbun reported.

A passerby saw the rock and removed it before a train came along. He then went home and contacted police. The suspect was identified through street surveillance camera footage.

Police said that in August and September, there were five cases of bicycles and small concrete blocks being left on the same tracks, which resulted in damage to trains that ran over them. Police are questioning the boy about his involvement in those incidents.

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Small, large or otherwise, GOOD, take this kid into custody, and let him watch videos for about 8 hours of the death and destruction that "small" rock could wreak!

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I was riding on the hachiko line not too long ago when it hit a small concrete block, like a patio block, that someone had placed on the track. There was a really loud bang and the whole train shook. Fortunately, the train won that fight. So they stopped the train right there and picked up the pieces to bring them back for the investigation.

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A Curious teen-age

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A pretty dangerous and stupid thing to do. This kind of stupidity could result in the death of hundreds of people if the train derails. Hopefully, he will receive a punishment befitting the crime. A couple of hundred hours of community service would suffice and keep his mischievous hands busy. - If only Japan had a community service punishment system for minors, of course.

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Boredom can cause kids to do crazy things.

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