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22-yr-old drunken woman held for attacking police box in Chiba

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A drunken 22-year-old woman was arrested on Wednesday night for attacking a police box after she had a quarrel with her boyfriend in Chuo Ward, Chiba Prefecture. Yuki Sato, 22, was arrested for allegedly pelting stones against the windows of the police box, breaking them, around 2 a.m. There was no officer in it at the time.

Police found the suspect about 150 meters away about one hour later after neighbors complained about a woman shouting near the police box. The suspect was quoted by police as saying, “My boyfriend and I live together but we had a big fight. I just wanted to talk with someone at the police box. But there was no one there and I got upset. I thought a policeman might have been sleeping inside. ”

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akuma -

My only comment on 'this story' was that it's 'All in a night's work'. As you say, it's not serious, it's not news.

My other comments have been on the suggestions from other posters (yourself included) that there's something wrong with an on-duty copper sleeping in the koban at 2am. Not is there nothing wrong with it (given the present system, with which there is lots wrong), it's totally understandable.

Your 2:16 post verges on the indecipherable; maybe you need a nap?

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cleo why do you take what i said at the 1st degree. this story is ridiculous, i'm sorry but it's not serious why this story became a crime news? o my god a dangerous drunked girl attacked a police station after a fight with her bf. stop to take all comment like if they was serious. all this story is not serious when foreigner look at it they must laugh a lot. oh japan is so dangerous a drunk girl attack a police station. no comment

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i m not cop at 2pm mmhhhhh i don't know how i m in general at 2pm i make a lot of monney and start the 5th or 6th bottle why ? if i slept at job i will lose all my ker.

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the real question is why a police man sleep during is service?????????

They're on 24 to 30+ hour shifts. You try going that long - regularly - and see how fit you are at 2 am.

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oh my god which horrible crime. but the real question is why a police man sleep during is service?????????. what's the worst crime in this story ? break a koban windows or woke up a poor tired policeman? sentence her to life in jail for those horrible crime. seriously why her name will appear?

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Probably not the best way to end her evening. Breaking the koban windows is a definite no no whether there is a policeman sleeping inside or not.

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Perhaps it is valid to point out that there are at least two types of police box used in Tokyo and the environs. One type are those boxes that are those manned by shifts. These are the boxes in places like Kabuki Cho and Roppongi. As such, while some members of the shift get their heads down, others are on call (answering questions). In other areas of Tokyo, the local cops usually live in the police box. Downstairs is a normal police box layout, while the second and third floors act as accommodation for the cop's family. Talking about attacks on police boxes, back when Japan had a number of left wing activist (terrorist) groups, one of the easiest targets for them to display their displeasure with the establishment was to attack a local box with home-made rockets, etc. One of the results of this was that police boxes started to become more and more like pillboxes. My mate N-san, who is our local cop, is a former K9 handler. He lives in one of these armoured police boxes (just down the road from here). Having been a cop for about 35 years, he tells some rather interesting stories about what used to happen when radicals tried to attack police boxes back in the mid-1970s with molatov cocktails, etc. He also reckons that sitting around a police box is a lot more comfortable than sitting in one of riot squad buses waiting for demonstrations that never happen.

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Was she arrested by a chubby policeman?

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It's funny she thought there was a cop sleeping inside. I guess that's normal for J-cops.

When you've been on duty since 6am and it's 2 in the morning, a bit of shut-eye can be hilarious.

Unfortunately they are understaffed.

Very much so.

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The need for the koban can not be disputed. Unfortunately they are understaffed.

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"around 2 a.m."

"I thought a policeman might have been sleeping inside"

Seems reasonable.

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I'll bet she goes like a train.

Yeah -- off the rails.

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Yes Zen Builder, and the instructions are in Japanese at most of the kobans outside of Shinjuku.

It's funny she thought there was a cop sleeping inside. I guess that's normal for J-cops.

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There is a Phone on the desk besides which are instructions on how to contact a cop when they are on their rounds. This phone is hot-wired to to the local police headquater.

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GW BUT what if something real was going down & the koban`s empty, I see lots empty most seem occupied 50-60% of the time, guess then yr just SOL

Try 110!

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I'll bet she goes like a train.

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It is a big news, she is a good girl, didn't hit/kill anybody just broke few window/door glasses.

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...IS THIS REALLY NEWS??

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Piglet:

That shows you the difference. This kind of thing is so rare here that it is still newsworthy.

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Why the hell is this making news? This kind of events happen eveywhere every night. I don't see any reason for this to be reported in the news.

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I feel sorry for her, and it is just ridiculous that a story like this could make headlines

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I wish she had thrown rocks at my window. I would have consoled her.

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There is a Chuo-ward in Chiba City. Strangely enough, it is in the centre of the city :)

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bit of a crackpot, isn't she ?

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I do believe chuo ward is Tsukiji/kachidoki area.... Go girl! you tell em!

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Beware of drunken 22-year old J-girls :-)

They are the ones to look for :D

It just shows the lack of support for the troubled populace.

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Beware of drunken 22-year old J-girls :-)

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Brother-in-law is also a member of the boys in blue. Currently teaches judo at the national police academy. When he started with the force, one of his first postings was down at one of the police boxes in Kabuki-Cho about 20 years ago. To quote him, "Never a dull moment."

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She should of hightailed it afterwards

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well this is hilarious for sure, BUT what if something real was going down & the koban`s empty, I see lots empty most seem occupied 50-60% of the time, guess then yr just SOL

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Yet ANOTHER cry for help from a troubled soul that would have gone unnoticed had the law not been broken somehow.

Lucky she used only rocks and not a rented truck and some hunting knives.

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Too bad noone was there to give her some comfort.

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Good thing there were no cops in there. They could have locked themselves in out of pure fright. God help they have a hands on incident with only a couple of them in the koban.

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I don't think there is a "Chuo Ward in Chiba Prefecture." It's got to be Chiba City.

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People are too worried about material possessions. Broken glass?! Top news story of the year. Next we'll hear that someone cut their foot on the broken glass. Wouldn't that be an intl scandle!!

Kind Regards, Dave Faulkmore Email me using contact form usguyintokyo.com

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thats ok she did not break cops face

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Not many actually break windows, but apparently there's a steady stream of phone calls and visits to the koban in the small hours, people wanting to discuss everything from domestic squabbles ('My husband won't wash the dishes') to UFOs, politics and crimes that occurred 25 years ago ('Any news yet on that box of shiitake that went missing in 1987?'). Not all of them are drunk, and several are regulars.

All in a night's work.

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LOL

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Lol, you go girl!

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hahahahaha. lucky there was no one there. she may have been faced with a nightstick at that hour. Lord knows I have woken up with one a few times.

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