Police in Ichihara, Chiba Prefecture, said Tuesday they have arrested a 37-year-old man for kidnapping and assaulting a 12-year-old boy.
According to police, the suspect, identified as Daisuke Ishida, approached the boy from behind as he was returning home on the evening of Sept 26. TBS reported that Ishida took the boy to a nearby park and struck him across the face and head, and tried to choke him, but the boy was able to break free and run home with only minor injuries.
Police said that Ishida called them from a payphone in the park and told them that he had killed someone. When police arrived at the scene and started questioning Ishida about what had happened, he suddenly punched one of the officers.
During questioning, Ishida has been rambling and his remarks have been inconsistent with the reality of events, TBS quoted a police spokesman as saying.© Japan Today